Rules & Regulations No. 4100
(Ref:) Policy No. 4100
(Ref:) Procedure No. 4100
1.0 INTERNET/WIDE AREA NETWORK ACCEPTABLE USE
1.1 Use of the District Wide Area Network or Internet (both hereafter referred to as the Internet) must be in support of educational objectives. Internet usage will be monitored.
- 1.1.1 Any use of the Internet for illegal or inappropriate purposes to access materials that are objectionable in a public school environment, or in support of such activities, is prohibited. Additionally, language that is deemed to be vulgar or using the Internet to defame or demean any person is prohibited.
- 22.214.171.124 Illegal activities are defined as a violation of local, state, and/or federal laws. Objectionable is defined as materials that are identified as such by the rules and policies of the Utah State Board of Education, Alpine School District and the Utah Education Network.
- 126.96.36.199 Any sexual content or language outside of state core. 188.8.131.52 Any materials reflecting adversely upon individuals because of their race, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, or occupation. 184.108.40.206 Any sectarian or denominational doctrine or material contrary to law. 220.127.116.11 Any content that disrupts the educational environment.
1.1.3 Internet services provided by the school district are not intended for personal, political or private use. Employees have no expectation of privacy associated with the use of the Internet.
- 18.104.22.168 All user accounts are subject to Alpine School District control and may be revoked for misuse. 22.214.171.124 Use of personal devices on the district Internet is subject to these policies and procedures. 126.96.36.199 Due to the cost associated with Internet use, personal devices may be registered with Technology and may be subject to an actual cost use fee.
1.2 In accordance with the Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA), Child’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and/or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), employees may not identify any student by full name, photograph, etc. over the Internet without specific documented consent from the parent or legal guardian.
1.3 Employees may not misrepresent or assume another’s identity or misrepresent their own identity.
1.4 Alpine School District shall maintain a firewall and content filters for the Internet.
- 1.4.1 The district recognizes there may be occasions where inappropriate content passes filter detection. An employee would be expected to immediately terminate viewing the content and notify a school administrator. 1.4.2 Employees who intentionally try to bypass the firewall, content filters and/or other security are subject to disciplinary action.
1.5 Employees may not manipulate, reconfigure or damage district hardware, software or network settings without onsite technician and administrative authorization. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- 1.5.1 Downloading, uploading, installing or executing applications, programs or software. 1.5.2 Customizing computer settings. 1.5.3 Erasing, expiring, or resetting memory cache, web page links, or HTTP location history without prior consent. 1.5.4 Copying system or curriculum programs or files from a computer or the network without permission.
1.6 Employees may not violate copyright or intellectual rights by downloading or distributing copyrighted material.
1.7 Employees are expected to immediately report to the onsite technician and an administrator any failure or damage to equipment, programs, or the network.
1.8 Employees may not share their user identification. Allowing unsupervised access to non-employees of school and district records (such as grades, attendance, finances, and so forth) is prohibited.
1.9 Employees may not allow students to access the Internet without appropriate supervision.
2.0 Alpine School District shall be the final authority on use of the network.
2.1 Any employee who violates the Acceptable Use Policy may be subject to district disciplinary action and/or legal action depending on the nature of the infraction.
Board Approved: April 19, 2011