ISAAC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5
Appropriate use of Electronic Information
The District may provide electronic
information services (EIS) to qualified students, teachers, and other personnel
who attend or who are employed by the District. Electronic information services
include networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, Internet), databases, and any
computer-accessible source of information, whether from hard drives, tapes,
compact disks (CDs), floppy disks, or other electronic sources. The use of the
services shall be in support of education, research, and the educational goals
of the District. To assure that the EIS is used in an appropriate manner and
for the educational purposes intended, the District will require anyone who
uses the EIS to follow its guidelines and procedures for appropriate use.
Anyone who misuses, abuses, or chooses not to follow the EIS guidelines and
procedures will be denied access to the District's EIS and may be subject to
Each user will be required to sign an
EIS user's agreement. The District may log the use of all systems and monitor
all system utilization. Accounts may be closed and files may be deleted at any
time. The District is not responsible for any service interruptions, changes,
or consequences. The District reserves the right to establish rules and
regulations as necessary for the efficient operation of the electronic
The District does not assume liability
for information retrieved via EIS, nor does it assume any liability for any
information lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other
Filtering and Internet Safety
The District shall provide for
technology protection measures that protect against Internet access by both
adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or,
with respect to use of the computers by students, harmful to students. The
protective measures shall also include monitoring the online activities of
Limits, controls, and prohibitions
shall be placed on student:
Safety and security
in direct electronic communications.
online access or activities.
disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information.
The Superintendent is responsible for
establishing and enforcing the District's electronic information services
guidelines and procedures for appropriate technology protection measures
(filters), monitoring, and use.
LEGAL REF.: A.R.S. 15-341
20 U.S.C. 9134, The Children's
Internet Protection Act
47 U.S.C. 254, Communications Act of
1934 (The Children's Internet Protection Act)
USE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES IN
(Safety and use of Electronic
Use of the electronic information
services (EIS) requires that the use of the resources be in accordance with the
following guidelines and support the education, research, and educational goals
of the District.
Filtering, monitoring, and access
controls shall be established to:
Limit access by
minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web.
Monitor the safety
and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms
of direct electronic communications.
unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other
unlawful activities by minors online.
Restrict access by
minors to materials harmful to minors.
A content filtering program or similar
technology shall be used on the networked electronic information services (EIS)
as well as on standalone computers capable of District authorized access to the
Internet. The technology shall at a minimum limit access to obscene, profane,
sexually oriented, harmful, or illegal materials. Should a District adult
employee have a legitimate need to obtain information from an access-limited
site, the Superintendent may authorize, on a limited basis, access for the
necessary purpose specified by the employee's request to be granted access.
As a means of providing safety and
security in direct electronic communications and to prevent abuses to the
appropriate use of electronic equipment, all computer access to the Internet
through the District electronic information services (EIS) or standalone
connection shall be monitored periodically or randomly through in-use
monitoring or review of usage logs.
Individual access to the EIS shall be
by authorization only. Designated personnel may provide authorization to
students and staff who have completed and returned an electronic information
services user agreement. The Superintendent may give authorization to other
persons to use the EIS.
Each user of the EIS must:
Use the EIS to
support personal educational objectives consistent with the educational goals
and objectives of the School District.
Agree not to
submit, publish, display, or retrieve any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive,
obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or
Abide by all
copyright and trademark laws and regulations.
Not reveal home
addresses, personal phone numbers or personally identifiable data unless
authorized to do so by designated school authorities.
electronic mail or direct electronic communication is not private and may be
read and monitored by school employed persons.
Not use the
network in any way that would disrupt the use of the network by others.
Not use the EIS
for commercial purposes.
District's code of conduct.
Not attempt to
harm, modify, add, or destroy software or hardware nor interfere with system
inappropriate use may result in cancellation of permission to use the electronic
information services (EIS) and appropriate disciplinary action up to and
including expulsion for students.
In addition, acceptable use for
District employees is extended to include requirements to:
supervision of students using the EIS.
Agree to directly
log on and supervise the account activity when allowing others to use District
responsibility for assigned personal and District accounts, including password
responsible precautions, including password maintenance and file and directory
protection measures, to prevent the use of personal and District accounts and
files by unauthorized persons.
Each user will be required to sign an
EIS user agreement. A user who violates the provisions of the agreement will be
denied access to the information services and may be subject to disciplinary
action. Accounts may be closed and files may be deleted at any time. The
District is not responsible for any service interruptions, changes, or consequences.
Details of the user agreement shall be
discussed with each potential user of the electronic information services. When
the signed agreement is returned to the school, the user may be permitted use
of EIS resources through school equipment.
I will report any
misuse of the EIS to the administration or system administrator, as is
I understand that
many services and products are available for a fee and acknowledge my personal
responsibility for any expenses incurred without District authorization.
I am expected to abide by the
generally acceptable rules of network etiquette. Therefore, I will:
Be polite and use
appropriate language. I will not send, or encourage others to send, abusive
Respect privacy. I
will not reveal any home addresses or personal phone numbers or personally
I will not use the network in any way that would disrupt use of the systems by
Strive to use
correct spelling and make messages easy to understand.
Use short and
descriptive titles for articles.
Post only to known
groups or persons.
The School District specifically
denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information. While the District
will make an effort to ensure access to proper materials, the user has the
ultimate responsibility for how the electronic information services (EIS) is
used and bears the risk of reliance on the information obtained.
I have read and agree to abide by the
School District policy and regulations on appropriate use of the electronic
information system, as incorporated herein by reference.
I understand and will abide by the
provisions and conditions indicated. I understand that any violations of the
above terms and conditions may result in disciplinary action and the revocation
of my use of information services.
Note that this agreement applies to
both students and employees.