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Policy Number: 7.260: Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

  1. School system technological resources are provided for school-related purposes only. Acceptable uses of such technological resources are limited to responsible, efficient and legal activities that support learning and teaching.
  2. Use of school system technological resources for commercial gain or profit is prohibited.
  1. Student personal use of school system technological resources for amusement or entertainment is also prohibited.
  1. Under no circumstance may software purchased by the school system be copied for personal use.
  2. Students and employees must comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to copyrights and trademarks, confidential information, and public records.
  1. Any use that violates state KSA law is strictly prohibited.
  1. Plagiarism of Internet resources and other literary materials is prohibited.

 No user of technological resources, including a person sending or receiving electronic

  • communications may engage in creating, intentionally viewing, accessing, downloading, storing, printing or transmitting images, graphics (including still or moving pictures), sound files, text files, documents, messages or other material that is obscene, defamatory, profane, pornographic, harassing, abusive or considered to be harmful to minors.
  • Users must respect the privacy of others. When using e-mail, chat rooms, blogs or other forms of electronic communication, students must not reveal personal identifying information, or information that is private or confidential, such as the home address or telephone number, credit or checking account information or social security number of themselves or fellow students
  • Users may not create or introduce games, network communications programs or any foreign program or software onto any school system computer, electronic device or network without the express permission of the technology director or designee.
  •  Users are prohibited from engaging in unauthorized or unlawful activities, such as “hacking” or using the computer network to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized or unlawful access to other computers, computer systems or accounts.
  • Users are prohibited from using another individual’s ID or password for any  technological resource without permission from the individual. Students must also have permission from the teacher or other school official.
  •  Users may not read, alter, change, block, execute or delete files or communications belonging to another user without the owner’s express prior permission.
  •  If a user identifies a security problem on a technological resource, he or she must immediately notify a system administrator. Users must not demonstrate the problem to other users. Any user identified as a security risk will be denied access.

Teachers shall make reasonable efforts to supervise students’ use of resources during instructional time.


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