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Computer Network Use 
The superintendent, or their designee, shall develop rules and procedures for computer and network use, and shall see to it that rules are published annually for students, parents, and staff. Such rules shall be consistent with the following requirements: 

a. Users may not use district equipment to perform or solicit the performance of any activity which is prohibited by law. 
b. Users may not use the system to transmit or publish information that violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, or information that is abusive, obscene, or sexually offensive. 
c. The district computer equipment shall not be used for commercial purposes by any user, or for advertisement or solicitation without prior written approval from the superintendent. 
d. Users may not access or attempt to access the records or files of other users or of the district, nor delete, alter, or otherwise interfere with the integrity of computer-based information or resources. 
e. Users may not use the electronic mail system except as approved for specific instructional projects. 
f. Users may not use the network system to access or bring into the school material which is inconsistent with the educational goals of the district, including but not limited to material which is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually explicit, threatening, racially offensive, illegal, or which aids or advocates illegal activity.

System Integrity 
The superintendent shall designate person(s) at the building and/or building level to implement the district’s rules and regulations and to provide support for students and staff. The superintendent shall authorize the system administrators to employ hardware and software security to ensure the integrity of the system and to prevent unauthorized access to district and school records.

Limiting Access 
The administration will use technology to block access by individual users to Internet sites that provide content which, in the opinion of the administration, is not in keeping with the educational aims of the district. 

Complaints about content of networked information or access to blocked sites shall be handled in accordance with the district’s policy and procedures for complaints about library and instructional materials.

Supervised Use 
Students are encouraged to make use of the district network in their classes when the use of this resource is related to course goals. Such use will be supervised by teachers and staff. School administrators shall monitor technology use in the curriculum to ensure its effectiveness. 
School libraries and media centers will provide (when feasible) networked computers for students to use for research purposes.

Library/media center staff shall make every attempt to assist users in the operation of the network and to monitor the content of material being accessed. Any staff member who becomes aware of student network use in violation of the district’s acceptable use rules shall refer the incident to the administrator for action, and may remove the student from the computer.

Acceptable Use 
Upon receipt and review of the acceptable use policy, the administrator or appropriate supervisory teacher of the network will provide appropriate account numbers, password, and other log-on information and instruction, including disk space allocation where appropriate. 

The Acceptable Use Policy will be worded for lower grade students and their parents to be age appropriate. 

USD 265 Goddard School District Acceptable Use Policy for Online Services/Internet Access 
Use of the computer network is a privilege, not a right. The fundamental rule for use of district network resources is that all use must be consistent with the district’s educational goals and behavior expectations. Compliance with the policies that follow will provide students the opportunity to use on-line services. 

  1. All use of on-line services or internet must be in support of education and research. 
  2. Users will not use the network for anything contrary to law, or to solicit others to break any law. 
  3. Users will not use the network for purchases on-line, or for commercial or for-profit purposes. 
  4. Use of the network for non-school related communication is prohibited. 
  5. Students will not use the network for product advertisement or political lobbying. 
  6. Network accounts are for authorized users only. 
  7. Communications via the network should not be assumed to be private or privileged information. 
  8. No use of the network shall serve to disrupt the use or work of others; hardware, software, or files shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way. Students will not make any attempt to harm or destroy the data of any other user or any system on the network, including creating or sending computer viruses, or similar computer code. 
  9. Malicious use of the network is prohibited. Students must not harass other users or attempt to infiltrate any part of this or other systems. 
  10. Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks, or other antisocial behaviors are prohibited. 
  11. Students must not illegally copy, send, or distribute any copyrighted material or software, or plagiarize any published work. 
  12. Use of the network to access, send, or publish obscene, objectionable, or pornographic material is prohibited. 
  13. Students will not use their full names, or give out their home phone number or home address in any Internet publication. 
  14. Students will not attempt to access material or sites which are blocked by the district, or attempt to use the network while access privileges are suspended. 
  15. Students should not store or obtain certain file types than include but are not limited to mp3, wav,exes, source code, virus files or other file types not licensed to the Goddard Public Schools. 
  16. Students should ensure logging out in a timely manner or while away from workstation. 

The Goddard USD 265 District reserves the right to log and monitor Internet and computer use. The district reserves the right to remove a user from the network if any of these policies are violated or to prevent further unauthorized activities. 

Students agree to abide by the terms of this policy and the district rules for acceptable use. Any violation may result in access privileges being revoked, and school disciplinary and/or appropriate legal action may be taken.

Violation of Conditions 
Upon receiving notification of a violation of district rules or policies, the administrator may suspend or terminate a user’s network privileges. The administrator may access any and all relevant files of the user in attempting to determine the extent of the violation. 

Prior to a suspension or termination of network use, or as soon after as is practicable, the administrator will inform the user of the suspected violation and provide an opportunity for explanation. This is not to be construed as permitting any student to have due process rights in connection with the privilege of operating District technology.

Internet Safety Policy 
Internet users are expected to use the Internet as an educational resource. The following procedures and guidelines are used to help ensure appropriate use of the Internet in the Goddard School District.

Student Expectations in use of the Internet 
Students are required to comply fully with the district Acceptable Use Policy. When using the Internet, students shall not access material that is obscene, pornographic, child pornography, “harmful to minors, “or otherwise inappropriate for education use. 

Any violation of district policy and rules may result in loss of school-provided access to the Internet. Additional disciplinary action may be determined in keeping with existing procedures and practices regarding inappropriate language or behavior. When and where applicable, law enforcement officials may be involved.

Enforcement of Policy

  1. The district uses a technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access to block access to some Internet sites that are not in accordance with the policy of the district. 
  2. The technology protection measures that bloc or filters Internet access may be disabled by a designated district supervising staff member for bona fide research purposes by an adult. 
  3. A designated district supervising staff member may override the technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access for a student to access a site with legitimate educational value that is wrongly blocked by the technology protection measure that blocks or filters Internet access.

USD 265 Goddard Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy for On-line Services/Internet Access 
K-4 Level 

  1. I will use the school computer to learn. 
  2. If I am allowed to send messages through the school computer they will only be about my schoolwork. 
  3. I will never give my full name, home telephone number, home address or school name to anyone over the Internet. 
  4. I will not use the school computer to create any messages or documents that are mean or may hurt another person's feelings. 
  5. If I know how to copy pictures or computer files I will never do so without permission of the owner of those files. 
  6. Some computer materials are not appropriate for schoolwork. I will not open, send or print such inappropriate material on a school computer. 
  7. The school district has technology in place to protect me from certain Internet sites that are not appropriate for schoolwork. I will follow my teacher's direction when locating Internet sites. 
  8. I will not use a school computer to advertise or sell items to make money for myself. 
  9. When I log onto a school computer I will never try to log on as someone else and tamper with another student's files. 
  10. I will do my best to follow my teacher's instructions so that I will not damage any school computer by mistake. 
  11. I understand I may not be allowed to use school computers for a while if I break school computer rules. 
  12. I understand that to enforce these rules the school has the right to keep track of how I use the computer and to look over my work.

USD 265 Goddard Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy for On-line Services/Internet Access 
5-6 Intermediate Level 

Use of the computer network is a privilege, not a right. The basic rule for use of school computers is that all use must be educational and within behavior expectations. Following these policies will provide students the opportunity to use on-line services. 

  1. All computer use must support education and research. 
  2. Users will not use the computer to break any laws. 
  3. Users will not use the school network to buy items or to make money. 
  4. Use of the computer for communications not related to schoolwork is not allowed. 
  5. Students will not use the network to advertise products. 
  6. Network accounts are for authorized users only. 
  7. The district has the right to review all communications created on school computers. 
  8. Users will not use the computer to disrupt the work of others. Hardware, software, and files of others will not be modified, abused or destroyed in any manner by any user. 
  9. Users will not attempt to harm the district network or attempt to harm or destroy the data of any other user or any system on the network. This includes the creating or sending of computer viruses or similar computer code. 
  10. Hate mail or other mean and hurtful remarks in communications are not allowed. 
  11. Users must not illegally copy, send, or hand out any copyrighted files, material or software, or use any published material as their own. 
  12. Use of the network to access, send or publish inappropriate material is not allowed. 
  13. Students will not use their full names or provide their home phone number or home address in any Internet publication. 
  14. Users will not attempt to go to Internet sites that are blocked by the district. 
  15. Students will not try to use the network while they are suspended from using the district computers. 

Goddard USD 265 reserves the right to log and monitor Internet and computer use. The district reserves the right to remove a user from the network if any of the above rules are broken.

 

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