Acceptable Use of Technology

Acceptable Use

Individual users of the District electronic communication system are responsible for their behavior and communication when using the system. Users should have no expectation of privacy regarding files or E-mail.

Improper usage includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures

  2. Using obscene language

  3. Harassing, insulting, or attacking others

  4. Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks

  5. Violating copyright or any other federal or state laws

  6. Using others’ passwords

  7. Trespassing in others’ folders, work, or files

  8. Intentionally wasting limited resources

  9. Employing the network for commercial or political purposes

Sanctions:

  1. Violations may result in a loss of access

  2. Additional disciplinary action may be determined by the administration in accordance with existing policy regarding inappropriate behavior

  3. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved

Photographs or any other identifying information will not be publicized on the Internet or other networks without parental permission.

The use of electronic devices such as, but not limited to, portable audio devices, laser pointers, portable video game systems, etc. is prohibited during school hours, except with prior permission of the administration. You must seek permission, via District provided permission form, to participate in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)

Students are permitted to bring cellular phones to school. Upon arrival to the school building, students must completely turn off all cellular phones until after school hours. Students must leave their cell phones off in their lockers, cubbies, or classroom closets during the school day.

  • If a student has a cellular phone on or visible during the school day, this includes physically on their person, it will be confiscated for the remainder of that day
  • If the behavior continues, the phone will be confiscated and returned to a parent and disciplinary action will take place
  • Using a cell phone to send text messages during school hours is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary measures. If students need to make an emergency phone call during the day, they are allowed to use the phone in the Main Office after asking permission
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