Policy Review 7540.04 and 7540.03

Policy Review 7540.04 and 7540.03

Staff and Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety

      If you utilizing the computer network or access to the internet from a school computer, you should be aware of the official use policies. This is just a brief summary of the expectations you are held to. .  Make sure you read the policy as it applies to both you and your students here:

Staff

http://www.limacityschools.org/apps/newbpolicy.nsf/NewPolicyView/B27BDC459E28D31585257A2800705272?opendocument&Highlight=0,7540.04

Technology has fundamentally changed how classrooms function and teachers teach.  While the district makes every effort to balance a secure network with access to resources to support teachers and staff, the staff has a responsibility to report malicious, dangerous or offensive sites or programs they accidentally encounter.  Also, any staff members purposefully accessing any site that is deemed malicious, dangerous or offensive can and may be reprimanded.  Reporting these malicious, dangerous or offensive sites as you come into contact with them protects students as well as the staff.  Staff members are responsible for where they go on the internet.

The staff is encouraged to utilize the internet as a resource.  When staff members encounter a website that is “blocked” erroneously, a work order may be put in to remove the block from that site or page.  Unblocking a site is the responsibility of the Director of Technology or the Superintendent.

Social Media is a powerful tool, but no staff has the right to post inflammatory comments that could possibly compromise the district’s mission or undermine relationships of staff and/or students.   In short, know what libel cyberbullying is and DON’T do it.  Private and personal Social Media platforms should not be accessed from district computers.  All general district policies on behavior apply to online behavior.

Building principals are responsible for delivering training on network etiquette, behavior, social networking, chatrooms and cyberbullying.  The Superintendent and Director of Technology are responsible for initiating, implementing and enforcing this policy.

Students

http://www.limacityschools.org/apps/newbpolicy.nsf/NewPolicyView/8874C13F7825865D85257A2800705265?opendocument&Highlight=0,7540.03

The Student policy reflects the staff policy with the added element of parental responsibility for the student should the student do anything malicious, dangerous or offensive while on the network.  Students are responsible for their actions while on the network.

Social Media is a powerful tool, but no student has the right to post inflammatory comments that could possibly compromise the district’s mission or undermine relationships of staff and/or students.   In short, know what cyberbullying is and DON’T do it.  Private and personal Social Media platforms should not be accessed from district computers.

Building principals are responsible for delivering training on network etiquette, behavior, social networking, chatrooms and cyberbullying.  The Superintendent and Director of Technology are responsible for initiating, implementing and enforcing this policy.

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