Availability of Access by Students
Access to the District’s electronic communications system, including the Internet, shall be made available to students exclusively for instructional purposes and in accordance with administrative regulations. No personal use of the system shall be permitted.
Access to the District’s electronic communications system is a privilege, not a right. All users shall be required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the system and shall agree in writing to allow monitoring of their use and to comply with such regulations and guidelines. Noncompliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with District policies. [See DH, FN series, FO series, and the Student Code of Conduct] Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the District.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement an Internet safety plan to:
- Control students’ access to inappropriate materials, as well as to materials that are harmful to minors;
- Ensure student safety and security when using electronic communications;
- Prevent unauthorized access, including hacking and other unlawful activities; and
- Restrict unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information regarding students.
Each District computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device or software that blocks access to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, inappropriate for students, or harmful to minors, as defined by the federal Children’s Internet Protection Act and as determined by the Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent or designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. Upon approval from the Superintendent or designee, an administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide research or other lawful purpose.