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Acceptable Use Policy
All St. Francis High School co-location, dedicated server, or direct internet connection customers are bound by the following Acceptable Use Policy. This document may be updated from time to time. Please consult this site periodically for the most recent revision of this document.
No St. Francis High School customer shall:
  1. Do anything illegal or anything that adversely affects St. Francis High School's legal interests. The following list is non-exclusive, and should not be considered license to commit other illegal activities not specified below. All illegal activity is prohibited, and St. Francis High School will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies investigating and/or prosecuting such activities.
  2. Cracking/Hacking - attempts to access accounts or systems other than the user’s own accounts or systems or an account or system that the user has been explicitly authorized to access is illegal under federal and state law.
  3. Child pornography - as defined by U.S. law. This is strictly prohibited and dealt with quickly and harshly.
  4. Interstate gambling - because Internet traffic generally ignores state and country boundaries, any Internet based gambling site is restricted by Federal Inter-state gambling regulations.
  5. Pyramid schemes or fraud - are illegal under a number of Federal, State and Local laws.
  6. Theft of services - attempts to utilize services that are not contracted for is considered theft and will be dealt with as such.
  7. Harassment - use of St. Francis High School's network to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person is prohibited. Please consult an attorney if you are unsure of the legal status of your activities.
  8. Do anything that threatens the integrity of St. Francis High School's network or the utilization thereof by other persons.
  9. Denial of Service (DOS) attacks - no customer will commit a DOS attack against any St. Francis High School customer’s host, or any other host on the Internet. Similarly, no St. Francis High School customer will willfully or negligently allow incitement of others to attack any host on St. Francis High School's network, or any other host on the Internet.
  10. RBL - No customer shall do anything that could get any portion of St. Francis High School's IP space put on the RBL (Realtime Black List) as maintained by MAPS (http://www.mail-abuse.com) or other similar organizations, or perform activities that would cause portions of the Internet to refuse to route traffic to any portion of St. Francis High School's IP space.
  11. Perform actions that cause unusual load on St. Francis High School servers (for example, mail servers, web servers, usenet servers, name servers, etc.), that cause slowness or denial of service to other St. Francis High School customers.
  12. Do anything that threatens the Internet or any other network.
  13. No customer shall take actions that cause any portion of the Internet, or the Internet as a whole, to become unusable to any other portion of the Internet, or the Internet as a whole.
  14. No customer shall take actions that degrade the usefulness of the Internet, or any portion of the Internet, either through network degradation, flooding of usenet or e-mail or so on.
  15. Spam - No customer shall send unsolicited commercial e-mail, unsolicited mass mailings, spam or flood usenet newsgroups, or anything of that sort. If you have questions about what is allowed and what is not, please refer to http://spam.abuse.net, and/or e-mail sfhsinfo@stfrancishs.org for clarification.
  16. No spam may originate from St. Francis High School IP space.
  17. No spam may advertise sites or services located on St. Francis High School IP space (even if the spam originates elsewhere).
  18. No St. Francis High School customer shall use third party mail servers to relay spam. This is considered a DOS attack on the third party and will be treated as such.
  19. No customer shall participate in pyramid schemes or e-mail chain letters.
  20. Use of St. Francis High School's facilities to provide software or lists for mass mailing unsolicited e-mail is prohibited.
  21. Furthermore, all St. Francis High School customers must:
    1. Maintain and respond promptly to both abuse@ and postmaster@ mailboxes for their domain(s).
    2. Maintain and enforce on their clients an AUP similar in scope and intent to this document.
    3. Maintain a policy requiring proper "From" and/or "Reply-To" headers for e-mail and usenet postings.
    4. Maintain proper security on their mail server, to prevent the mail server from being used as a "spam amplifier" by third parties. Servers must restrict "e-mail relaying." (Not applicable to customers who do not maintain a mail server.)
    5. St. Francis High School reserves the right to terminate or interrupt any account in part or in full without refund for violation of this Acceptable Use Policy. In all but the most extreme or serious cases, good faith attempts will be made to resolve an issue without interruption of service. In cases where service has been terminated or interrupted, resolution will be handled on an individual case basis, at St. Francis High School's sole discretion.
For further explanation of any portion this document, and the terms set herein, or to determine whether your intended activities are permissible under the terms of this document, contact us at sfhsinfo@stfrancishs.org or via phone at 916.452.3461.
Fraser High School
Acceptable Use Policy
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Acceptable Use Policy


Purpose
The Norwood Public School shall provide access for employees and students to the System/Network, including access to external networks, for limited educational purposes. Educational purposes shall be defined as classroom activities, career and professional development, and high quality of self-discovery activities of an educational nature. The purpose of the System/Network is to assist in preparing students for success in life and work by providing access to a wide-range of information and the ability to communicate with others. The System/Network will be used to increase communication (staff, parent and student), enhance productivity and assist staff in upgrading existing skills and acquiring new skills through a broader exchange of information. The System/Network will also be utilized to provide information to the community; including parents, governmental agencies and businesses.
Availability
The Superintendent of Schools, or his/her designee, shall implement, monitor and evaluate the Norwood Public School's System/Network for instructional and administrative purposes.
Access to the System/Network, including external networks, shall be made available to employees and students for instructional and administrative purposes and in accordance with administrative regulations and procedures.
Access to the System/Network is a privilege, not a right. All users shall be required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations and procedures governing use of the system and shall agree in writing to comply with such regulations and procedures. Noncompliance with applicable regulations and procedures may result in suspension or termination of user privileges and other disciplinary actions consistent with the policies of the Norwood Public Schools. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the Norwood Public Schools.
Acceptable Use
The Superintendent of Schools, or his/her designee, shall develop and implement administrative regulations, procedures, terms and conditions for use and user agreements consistent with the purposes and mission of the Norwood Public Schools, as well as with law and policy governing copyright.
Monitored Use
Stored data, electronic mail transmissions and other use of electronic resources by students and employees shall not be considered confidential and may be monitored at any time by designated staff to ensure appropriate use of instructional and administrative purposes.
Liability
The Norwood Public Schools shall not be liable for users' inappropriate use of electronic resources or violations of copyright restrictions, users' mistakes or negligence, or costs incurred by users. The Norwood Public Schools shall not be responsible for ensuring the accuracy or usability of any information found on external networks.
Introduction
The primary purpose of the system network is to promote educational opportunities by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication through the global network. The System/Network will allow students and staff access to, not only the Local Area Network, but also to the Internet. The Internet is a vast global computer network through which one can access diverse and unique resources.
With increased access to computers and individuals all over the world comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value. Norwood has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials by use of a software program that can restrict or limit access to some locations. However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials that a user may access.
These Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the System/Network have been adopted to help ensure that users use the Internet and all other aspects of the network as an educational resource. The list of Terms and Conditions is not all inclusive. The Norwood Public Schools reserves the right to notify a user of any other impermissible actions regarding the use of the System/Network and to change the Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions without notice.
A user who violates district policy, administrative procedures, or the terms and conditions for use of the System/Network will be subject to suspension or termination of System/Network privileges and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action and/or prosecution. The district will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to the misuse of the district's System/Network.
Terms and Conditions For Use
1. Access to the System/Network will be granted to employees with a signed User Agreement.
2. Access to the System/Network will be granted to students with a signed User Agreement. Parents/Guardians must sign User Agreement for students under the age of eighteen (18).
3. The System/Network is to be used for educational purposes only.
4. Commercial use of the System/Network is prohibited.
5. The System/Network will not be used for recreational purposes or activities relating to personal hobbies.
6. The System/Network may not be used for illegal purposes, in support of illegal activities, or for any activity prohibited by law, regulation or policy.
7. Individual users will at all times be responsible for their use of the system.
8. Passwords will be assigned by the System Administrator and noted on the User Agreement. Users will not change passwords without the permission and knowledge of the System Administrator.
9. Passwords are confidential. All passwords will be protected by the user and not shared or displayed.
10. System users will not use another user's account. Exceptions to this may be at the elementary level where students may, with full knowledge and permission of the teacher, use the teacher's account.
11. Only the System Administrator or other authorized persons may upload/download public domain programs to the System/Network.
12. Copyrighted software or data will not be placed on the district System/Network without permission from the holder of the copyright and the System Administrator.
13. System users may redistribute copyrighted material only with the written permission of the copyright holder or designee. Such permission must be specified in the document or in accordance with applicable copyright laws, district policy and administrative procedures.
14. System users should purge electronic information according to district retention guidelines.
15. Attempts to delete, copy, or modify the electronic mail of other users or to interfere with the ability of other users to send/receive electronic mail is prohibited.
16. Any attempt to harm or destroy equipment, materials, data or programs is prohibited.
17. Vandalism will result in the cancellation of system user privileges and will require restitution for costs associated with hardware, software and system restoration.
18. Deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt system performance may be viewed as violations of district policy and/or as criminal activity under applicable state and federal laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
19. Forgery or attempted forgery is prohibited.
20. Pretending to be someone else when sending/receiving messages is prohibited.
21. Transmitting or viewing obscene or pornographic material, hate messages and/or any unlawful material is prohibited.

22. Use of inappropriate language, swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs or other derogatory or inflammatory language is prohibited.

23. The user will not override or attempt to override any firewalls established on the network or encourage others to do so.
24. The user will not access or attempt to access any prohibited sites. Administrators and faculty reserve the right to spot check student use of the system and, if the administrator or faculty member determines the material to be inappropriate or in violation of the Acceptable Use and Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions, to direct the student to close windows that contain the material.
25. If any offending or unlawful material appears on a student user's screen, the student will leave the screen and bring it to the attention of a supervising faculty member.
26. Users will not participate in sending chain letters or broadcast messages.
27. Revealing personal information (addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is prohibited.
28. Student users must limit their time on-line to fifteen (15) minutes if other students are waiting for access.
29. Download time is to be kept to a minimum (suggested five (5) minutes or less).
30. At the conclusion of a work session the user must log off the System/Network properly.
31. Students completing required coursework will have first priority for after hours use of equip- ment.

Administrative Procedures
1. Each user will be provided with copies of the Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the System/Network.
2. Principals or their designee will be responsible for disseminating and enforcing policies and procedures in the building(s) under their control.
3. All users will sign a User Agreement form.
4. Principals or their designee will insure that each user in their building (faculty, staff, and stu- dents) sign an agreement to abide by the policies, procedures, terms and conditions regarding use of the System/Network. All such agreements are to be maintained at the building level and are to be updated each year. The Principal or designee is responsible for developing procedures to notify each teacher of any students who have not (or whose parents have not) signed the user agreement.
5. The System Administrator will insure that all other users sign an agreement to abide by the policies, procedures, terms and conditions regarding use of the System/Network. All such agreements are to be maintained by the System Administrator and are to be updated each year.
6. Responsible faculty will review the User Agreement and Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the System/Network with the student.
7. The Information Technology System Administrator will be responsible for insuring that all staff have been trained in the proper use of the System/Network.
8. Designated faculty will be responsible for insuring that students using the System/Network under their supervision have been trained in the use of the System/Network.
9. Principals, the System Administrator or their designee will be authorized to monitor or examine all system activities, including, but not limited to, electronic mail transmission and all data stored in machines, to make sure that all users are in compliance with these regulations.
Acknowledgments
Much of this material was developed from already prepared documents downloaded from the Internet or shared by the preparer.
  • Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet and On-Line Services, South Washington County Schools, MN
  • Acceptable Use Policy-Technology and Administrative Procedures for Implementation, Massa- chusetts Association of School Committees
  • Application for Account and Terms and Conditions for Internet Use, Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN
  • Lexington Public Schools Internet Acceptable Use Policy, Lexington, MA
  • Norwell Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy, Norwell, MA
  • Terms and Conditions for Use of the Sharon K-12 Internet, Sharon Public Schools, Sharon, MA Secondary Student (Grade 9­12)

SECTION A
I have read the Norwood Public Schools' Acceptable Use Policy and Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the System/Network and agree to abide by their provisions. I understand that this access is for educational purposes.
I understand that my use may be monitored to assure compliance with all policies and administrative procedures. I understand that I will be held accountable for all activities including but not limited to the content of material sent by mail, news or any other means using my account privileges. I agree to act in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and any guidelines established by the Norwood School Committee or the Norwood School Department.
I understand that violation of these provisions may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension or revocation of privileges, suspension, or expulsion from school, and criminal prosecution.
I recognize that it is impossible for Norwood to restrict access to all controversial materials and I will not hold Norwood responsible for materials acquired on the network.
For and in consideration of the privilege of my using the network, I hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless the Norwood School Department, School Committee, and the Town of Norwood, and all their past, present and future committees, officers, officials, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and administrators (hereinafter collectively referred to as Norwood) against any and all injury, loss or damage and any and all claims for injury, loss or damage of whatever nature caused by or resulting from, or claimed to have been caused by or to have resulted from my child's participation in or use of the network. Furthermore, to the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby release Norwood from all demands, causes of action, suits, damages and any and all claims, demands, and liabilities whatsoever which I may have against Norwood on account of my participation in or use of the network.
Student User Signature:
_Date:


SECTION B (To be completed if student is under age eighteen years of age.)
I have read the Norwood Public Schools' Acceptable Use Policy and Administrative Procedures and Terms and Conditions for Acceptable Use of the System/Network. I understand that this access is for educational purposes. However, I also recognize that it is impossible for Norwood to restrict access to all controversial materials and I will not hold Norwood responsible for materials acquired on the network.
I hereby give my permission to issue an account for my child.
I further agree to be fully responsible for the agreement signed by my child above.
Signed (Parent/Guardian):
_Date:__

The Internet is an electronic highway afforded to all students of Fraser Public Schools connecting thousands of computer networks all over the world with millions of individual subscribers. The use of the Internet puts current information at the user's fingertips. The Internet provides access to electronic mail, college and university libraries, museums, and a chance to exchange information with people throughout the world.

The intent of this policy is to insure that the Internet is used properly for educational purposes. There are generally accepted rules of etiquette when using the Internet. The Internet user will be expected to abide by the following guidelines:
GUIDELINES:
  • Be polite. Never send or encourage others to send abusive messages.
  • Use appropriate language. The Internet user is a representative of our school and school district on non-private system. The user may be alone at the computer, but what is said and done can be viewed globally. Never swear, use vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language. Illegal activities of any kind are strictly forbidden.
  • Never reveal a home address or personal phone number to anyone over the Internet.
  • Do not reveal the addresses and phone numbers of students or colleagues.
  • Never agree to meet people face to face.
  • Electronic Mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private.
  • People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities must be reported to the authorities.
  • Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its use by others.RIGHTS:A student has the conditional right, as determined by Fraser Public Schools, to access the Internet to facilitate diversity and personal growth in technology, to learn information gathering skills, and communicate with others electronically. Failure to follow the conditions described in this policy may result in the loss of the student's right to access the Internet. Along with these rights come the following responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Passwords, if assigned, must be kept confidential.
  • The student has the responsibility to respect the privacy of other users. For example, users will not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users. A student will not represent him or herself as another user.
  • The student will adhere to the laws, policies, and rules governing computers including, but not limited to, copyright laws, rights of software publishers, license agreements, and a student's right of privacy created by federal and state law.
  • The student has the responsibility to respect the integrity of computing systems. For example, users will not develop or use programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system. A student will not damage or alter any software, any computer or any computing system on or through the Internet.
  • It is the student's responsibility to keep computer viruses off any school equipment. The student will be held accountable for any attempt to install and/or run a computer virus.
  • The student exercising his/her right to use the Internet as an educational resource will also accept the responsibility for monitoring all materials received under his/her user name. If directed by the lab supervisor, the student will maintain a log of accessed Internet sites.
  • The student will accept the responsibility for not accessing, processing or storing pornographic material, inappropriate text files, or files dangerous to the integrity of the network.
  • It is the student's responsibility to maintain the integrity of the electronic mail system. The student is responsible for all mail received under his/her user name. The student has the responsibility to make only those contacts leading to educational growth through the Internet. The student is responsible for monitoring all e-mail received for pornographic material, inappropriate information, or files that are potentially dangerous to the integrity of the school's computer network system. The student who receives objectionable material will report it immediately to the lab supervisor.
  • It is the student's responsibility to report immediately any misuse of the network to the lab supervisor. Misuse can come in many forms. It is commonly viewed as any message sent or received that indicates or suggests pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, or inappropriate language.
  • The student is responsible for adhering to the District Student Code of Conduct while using the Internet.IN SUMMARY - The Student Will:
  • Use the Internet for the support of education, research, and information consistent with the goals of the district.
  • Obey all copyright laws.
  • Report any misuses of the Internet including viruses, illegal access to accounts or illegal tampering.
  • Accept responsibility for the care of the equipment and respect the individual work, files, and programs of other students.
  • Keep his/her password confidential.
  • Immediately report any misuse or abuse of the Internet to the lab supervisor.
  • Report any security problems to the lab supervisor.IN SUMMARY - The Student Will Not:
  • Access inappropriate files or materials including all pornographic material.
  • Access or modify other accounts, data, files, passwords.
  • Allow others to use his/her account to access the Internet or any school network.
  • Use the Internet to send or receive messages that are inconsistent with the District's Student Code of Conduct. This includes messages that are inflammatory, harassing in nature, sexist, racist, or contain obscene or pornographic material.
  • Use the Internet for commercial or for profit purposes.
  • Use the Internet to obtain or distribute illegal copies of software, printed materials or other materials to which he/she does not have ownership.
  • Give out personal information on the Internet.
  • Agree to meet in person people contacted via the Internet.The Fraser Public School District, through a designated representative, reserves the right to access, read, and/or delete any information stored on the network. This would include student work, e-mail, or other files on the network.
This document is in effect until rescinded by the parent or the Fraser Public School District in writing. Failure to follow these policies will result in loss of Internet access and/or disciplinary action based on the District Student Code of Conduct.
Acceptable Use Policies for Students



Your child is about to receive access to a vast body of information and resources called the Internet! Students and parents are required to review and agree to our acceptable use policy before your child is allowed to use SUHSD's computing resources.
The Internet is a worldwide telecommunications network. You will find libraries, educational institutions, mailing lists & bulletin boards, technical resources, as well as millions of other people who are part of this global network.
With this in mind, each student has a responsibility to him/her self and the global community. These responsibilities are laid out in our Acceptable Use Policies for Students. Your child and his/her legal parent(s)/guardian(s) must agree to abide by these responsibilities before we can allow access to our networking and computing resources.
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Student Technology Use Agreement
Telecomunicaciones para el Estudiante – Uso Aceptable del Convenio
As per Board Policy section(s) 6163.4 and applicable laws and regulations
“Technology” as used in these policies includes stand-alone computer systems, network systems, e-mail, Internet, library systems, VCRs, TVs, fax
machines, laser diskettes, CD-ROMS, printers, software, files, configurations, and all other electronic systems that receive, transmit, store, display, or
use information.
Acceptable Use and User Obligations and Responsibilities
All technologies are to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. All use must be for educational use in line with district goals.
The use of technologies is a privilege and not a right. Inappropriate use can result in loss of privileges, disciplinary actions, fines, and/or referral to
legal authorities. School officials have the right to view all technologies, information and files, and all material on any system or diskette.
Students are authorized to use the District's on-line services in accordance with user obligations and responsibilities specified below.
1. The student in whose name an on-line services account is issued is responsible for its proper use at all times. Users shall keep personal
account numbers, home addresses and telephone numbers private. They shall use the system only under their own account number.
2. The system shall be used only for purposes related to education. Commercial, political and/or personal use of the District's system is strictly
prohibited. The District reserves the right to monitor any on-line communications for improper use.
3. Users shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco, nor shall they promote unethical practices or any activity
prohibited by law or District policy.
4. Users shall not transmit material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or
disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or political beliefs.
5. Copyrighted material may not be placed on the system without the author's permission. Users may download copyrighted material for their
own use only.
6. Vandalism will result in the cancellation of user privileges. Vandalism includes uploading, downloading or creating computer viruses
and/or any malicious attempt to harm or destroy District equipment or materials or the data of any other user.
7. Users shall not read other users' mail or files; they shall not attempt to interfere with other users' ability to send or receive electronic mail,
nor shall they attempt to read, delete, copy, modify or forge other users' mail.
8. Users are expected to keep messages brief and use appropriate language.
9. Users shall report any security problem or misuse of the network to the teacher or principal.
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Helena School District #1
2005-2006
Student Technology Use Agreement
Helena School District No.1 uses voice, data, and video electronic communication
systems that allow unprecedented educational opportunities for students and staff to
communicate, learn, and publish information. These network resources provide students
and staff access to electronic resources and are to be used for educational purposes.
Communication over district networks is not to be considered private. Network
supervision and maintenance may require review and inspection of network activity.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INTERNET ACCESS AND USE:
The use of the Internet must be in support of education or research and adhere to the
educational goals and objectives of Helena School District No. 1. While some material
accessible via the Internet may contain information that is inappropriate or inaccurate,
Helena School District No. 1 believes that the benefits to students exceed the
disadvantages. To comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act and to the extent
practical, technology protection measures shall be used to block or filter Internet access
to inappropriate information. Filtering is by no means meant to supercede the guidelines
and requirements described in this document. Filtered access to some sites may still
violate the Technology Use Agreement. Subject to staff supervision, technology
protection measures may be disabled or, in the case of minors, minimized only for a bona
fide research.
Sharing assigned passwords is a violation of the Technology Use Agreement. Student
files may be monitored or supervised by authorized staff.
Appropriate Use of the Internet:
Students are responsible for appropriate behavior when using the Internet just as they are
in a classroom or hallway. Students are expected to use these resources for
educational purposes only. Students are to abide by the generally accepted rules of
network etiquette:
• Do not view, create, send or access abusive, obscene or harassing
materials. A good rule to follow is never view, send, or access materials
that you would not want your teachers and parents to see. Should students
encounter such material by accident, they should report it to their teacher
immediately.
• Do not access, download or participate in chat rooms, dating sites,
blogging sites, instant messaging, multi-user environments, or games
unless they are directly related to curriculum and instruction.
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• Do not access, download or play games; access game sites, download or
print game cheat codes, participate in dating sites, subscribe to or access
listservs; download music files, check, send or receive email or use any
messaging service such as Instant Messenger, unless supervised by a
teacher. All activities must be consistent with the educational goals of the
school and district.
• Do not download music, access online radio stations or access streaming
audio or video without a teacher’s approval and supervision.
• Do not share any of your passwords. If you are assigned a password, it is
to be used by you only.
• Do not post messages to bulletin boards or other sites unless prior
permission is granted and a teacher authorizes and supervises the activity.
• Do not give out any personal information including names, addresses,
phone numbers, email addresses or credit card information pertaining to
yourself or any other person without appropriate staff supervision.
• Do not engage in any commercial, for-profit activities unless the activity is
in support of the educational mission of the district and is authorized and
supervised by a teacher.
• Do not violate copyright laws. Materials accessed through the Internet
must be properly cited when referenced in a student research assignment.
• Do not download or install any commercial software, shareware, or
freeware.
• Do not copy other people’s work or access other people’s files.
• Do not waste school resources by printing excessively or consuming
limited hard drive space or network space.
• Do not use the Internet in any way, which disrupts the service or its
operation for others.
• Do not use district resources to create, manage or access personal web
pages that are not related to the educational goals of the district.
Consequences for Inappropriate Use of the Internet:
Since Internet access is a privilege and not a right, users have the responsibility to use the
Internet in an appropriate manner. Consequences for misuse or abuse of the Internet,
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depending upon the age of the student and the severity of the situation, may include one
or more of the following:
• A warning, followed by re-clarification of the appropriate use guidelines.
• Loss of Internet access privileges for not less than 45 school days.
• Notification of parents and administrators by phone or personal conference.
• Referral to proper authorities for disciplinary and/or legal action.
Note: Students who have lost Internet or network privileges may not use personal
equipment at school in lieu of district or school equipment.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY
NETWORK AND EQUIPMENT ACCESS AND USE:
Helena School District No.1 provides a variety of technology resources that will allow
unprecedented educational opportunities for students and staff to communicate, learn, and
publish information. These resources include computers, software, scanners, printers,
digital cameras, video cameras and much more. Students will be required to act
appropriately when utilizing technology equipment and work areas.
Appropriate Use of Networks and Technology Equipment:
Students are responsible for appropriate behavior when using district technology
resources. Students are expected to abide by the following rules:
• Do not create or willfully disseminate computer viruses. Be sensitive to the ease
of spreading viruses and take steps to ensure that disks and files are virus free.
• Do not intentionally damage computers, computer systems or computer networks.
Take special care with the physical facilities, hardware, software, and furnishings.
• Do not remove / move, unplug, alter or add equipment or software to the network
without the approval of the network administrator. This includes wireless
equipment.
• Do not attempt to gain unauthorized or illegal access to district technology
resources or any other technology resources.
• Do not attempt to gain access to the district or any other computer system or go
beyond your authorized access by entering another person’s password or
accessing another person’s files.
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• Do not download, install or run any software without the express permission of
your teacher or the network administrator.
• Personal technology equipment brought to school is subject to the procedures
outlined in the “Student Technology Use Agreement.” Personal equipment, such
as laptops and flash drives, are not to be connected to the network without the
prior approval of a network administrator. Any personal equipment including
drives must go through a thorough scanning process to prevent the potential
spread of viruses.
• Do not alter, view or change computer settings or computer system configurations
in any way.
• Do not alter, damage or vandalize district technology equipment or software in
any way.
Consequences for Inappropriate Use of Networks or Technology Equipment:
Users have the responsibility to use technology resources in an appropriate manner.
Consequences of misuse or abuse of these resources, depending upon the severity of the
situation may include one or more of the following:
• A warning, followed by re-clarification of the appropriate use guidelines.
• Loss of access to district technology resources
• Development of a plan for restitution.
• Notification of parents and administrators by phone or personal conference.
• Referral to proper authorities for disciplinary and/or legal action.
• Students who have lost Internet or network privileges may not use personal
equipment in lieu of district or school equipment.
"The District/School may choose to refer severe infractions to the proper authorities for
prosecution as per MCA 45-6-311,“Unlawful use of a computer”.
45-6-311. Unlawful use of a computer. (1) A person commits the offense of unlawful
use of a computer if the person knowingly or purposely:
(a) obtains the use of any computer, computer system, or computer network without
consent of the owner;
(b) alters or destroys or causes another to alter or destroy a computer program or
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computer software without consent of the owner; or
(c) obtains the use of or alters or destroys a computer, computer system, computer
network, or any part thereof as part of a deception for the purpose of obtaining money,
property, or computer services from the owner of the computer, computer system,
computer network, or part thereof or from any other person.
(2) A person convicted of the offense of unlawful use of a computer involving
property not exceeding $1,000 in value shall be fined not to exceed $1,000 or be
imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both. A person
convicted of the offense of unlawful use of a computer involving property exceeding
$1,000 in value shall be fined not more than 2 1/2 times the value of the property used,
altered, destroyed, or obtained or be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to
exceed 10 years, or both.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 485, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 581, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 616, L.
1993; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 397, L. 1999.
Conclusion:
Helena School District staff will exercise reasonable oversight to ensure that the
communication and technology resources and facilities are used in the appropriate
manner. The Helena School District makes no guarantee that the functions or the
services provided by or through the district system will be error-free or without defect.
Updates to this agreement will be posted on the School and District web pages and in the
student handbook.
Students will be held liable for violations of this agreement. It is understood that the
District’s computer systems and technology resources are intended for educational
purposes. It is further understood that while the District employs an Internet filtering
system it is still impossible for the school to restrict access to all controversial materials.
The District will not be held responsible for materials acquired on the network. The
District will not be responsible for any damage a user may suffer including, but not
limited to, loss of data or interruptions of service. The District is not responsible for the
accuracy or quality of the information attained through or stored on the system. The
District will not be responsible for financial obligations arising from unauthorized use of
the system.