Access to various technology resources is available to users for academic-related purposes. A ‘user’ includes, but may not be limited to the following: student, faculty, administrator, staff, volunteer, support personnel. The goal of providing technology resources is to promote educational excellence by facilitating teaching and learning, research, production, innovation, communication, and collaboration.
Users must adhere to established guidelines regarding proper conduct and efficient, ethical and legal usage of technology resources. The ICCSD Administrative Policy 509 outlines student use of technology resources. Violation of technology use guidelines will result in disciplinary action including loss of computer access privileges, suspension or expulsion, and/or legal action, if warranted. The user has been served notice that all uses of the ICCSD technology resources are monitored and all information is deemed as public and not private.
Technology Resources Use Guidelines
Acceptable Use--The use of the school's technology resources must be in support of education and research and consistent with the district's educational objectives. Technology resources not only include district-owned computers and servers but all resources used in the infrastructure. The infrastructure includes the wired network as well as the wireless network (SchoolNet) and the utilization of bandwidth associated with each segment of the network.
Technology resources may be used for academic, school-related purposes: e.g. instruction, research, production.
Technology resources may not be used for the following non-academic purposes:
In addition, users are prohibited from:
Privileges - The use of the school's technology resources is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of those privileges and/or disciplinary action. Disciplinary action will be taken according to due process outlined in the student handbook. The following privileges may be denied as a result of disciplinary action:
If a student is denied these privileges due to disciplinary action, necessary accommodations for completion of classroom assignments will be made.
If a parent wishes to exclude their child from internet usage, it should be indicated on the student registration card and notification sent to the director of instruction.
Etiquette – Users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. Users are not to modify the standard configuration of any computer. Users must login and logout from the network properly. Users should report any malfunction to the appropriate staff. Users should not use the network in any way that disrupts use by others.
Email – Users use of non-academic related email should be kept to a minimum. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the proper authorities. Illegal activities are strictly forbidden. This includes but is not limited to threats, harassment, stalking, and fraud.
Intellectual Property – Users must respect the intellectual property of others by crediting sources and following all copyright laws. Users may not download or install software on school computers.
Vandalism – Vandalism will be grounds for losing technology privileges. This is defined as any attempt to modify, harm or destroy the equipment, the computer configuration, or data of another user, the school’s network, the Internet, or any other network.
Network Accounts – Users are assigned a network account login which may be used on any computer in the school. The login gives users access to printers and resources. It also gives users storage space on the building file server. This space may only be used to store documents created for school-related projects. Users may not use the network to store programs or applications of any type, or non-school-related files. Files stored in users’ accounts are not guaranteed to be private. School staff may review the contents of user accounts to maintain system integrity and ensure responsible and appropriate use. Inappropriate use of user accounts may result in disciplinary actions, including loss of computer access privileges.
Personal Computers Using Network – Users are permitted to access the school’s wired and wireless network with their own computers, however the same acceptable use guidelines are in effect. Users may not engage in activities that consume excessive amounts of network bandwidth, such as downloading, uploading and/or live streaming non-school-related content. If network administrators suspect high utilization of bandwidth or inappropriate use of district technology resources, a user may be asked to turn over a device and any passwords needed to verify the suspicions.
Security – Security on the computer network is imperative. Specific actions are prohibited:
Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the school's technology resources.
Date of Adoption: August 24, 1999
Revised: March 31, 2008
This page was last updated on March 02, 2011.