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Acceptable Use Policy

Introduction to the Computer and Network/Internet Acceptable Use Policy




All student rights and responsibilities as well as offenses and consequences previously stated in this Code of Conduct also apply to network use. Computer and network access, including Internet access, is available to students and staff in the Demo City School District. Please read this document carefully. Our goal in offering these services to our school community is to promote educational excellence in schools by providing resource sharing, innovation, and communication.



Technology offers the potential of access to such services as:


    

  • Computer-based tools and applications;
  • Instructional resources and materials;
  • Networked references, research sources, and library catalogs;
  • Electronic mail services;
  • Global information and news;
  • Correspondence with other institutions;
  • Online publishing and information sharing;
        

    With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting.



    However, on a global network it is impossible to control access to all materials, and an industrious user may discover controversial information. The Demo City School District firmly believes that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweigh the possibility that users may procure material inconsistent with the educational goals of the District. The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users that must strictly adhere to the following guidelines and conditions of use.



    These guidelines are provided here so that you are aware of the responsibilities you are about to acquire.



    In general, this requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the computer and network resources. This Acceptable Use Policy is binding on all users of Demo City School District's Schoolnet site as a matter of law, whether this agreement is signed or not. Signing this agreement will help each school determine whether students, parents, and staff are familiar with the responsibilities of using technology and help each school grant technology privileges consistent with each individual's understanding of these responsibilities.



    The guidelines and conditions outlined in this policy in no way limit the school district?s prerogative to manage its technology systems as it sees fit, or restrict its authority to take any actions it deems necessary to adequately supervise, protect, and if necessary, discipline its students and staff. The district reserves the right to revise this policy at any time, and all revisions will take effect immediately upon approval by the Demo City School District Board of Education.