District 31 Computer and District 31 Network Use
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students have the privilege to use District computer workstations in order to facilitate educational growth in technology skills, information gathering skills, and communication skills. These workstations may provide access to the Internet.
In order for District 31 to provide sound educational opportunity via the network, each student needs to use the District computer network system responsibly.
The student exercising his/her privilege to use the District computer network system or student-provided technology to access the Internet as an educational resource is responsible for all material received. Only those students with prior experience or instruction shall be authorized to use the District computer network system to access the Internet. Students are responsible for not giving their District computer account and password to anyone. Students may not alter any District network address or identifiers or use false identities. Students may not copy District software from computers, violate copyright laws, destroy or damage another person’s files or messages, copy other people=s work, or attempt unauthorized access to networks in or out of the building. They may not make unauthorized entry, interfere with, or disrupt any computer, network, service or equipment, regardless of who may own, operate or supervise it.
Students are not allowed to access, use or possess pornographic material, inappropriate, harassing or offensive text via e-mail or other means, or files deemed dangerous to the integrity of the District network system. In addition, students may not access, use or possess unauthorized or illegally obtained hardware, software or data. The intent of District ‘s Internet connection is for educational use, and not for individual profit or recreational purposes that promote waste, fraud or abuse. No sites will be accessed that result in additional unplanned or unauthorized cost to the district.
If a student has been assigned a District e-mail account, the student is responsible for reporting all violations of privacy or of this policy. Students are accountable for all mail received under their user accounts.
Students may not use the network or labs for wasteful or frivolous purposes. It is the student’s responsibility to follow all computer lab rules and obey supervisors of all school labs, and follow the guidelines for acceptable use of electronic devices as established by the school administration.
The student acknowledges that his/her choice to use student-provided technology (including hardware, software, and Internet access) in a District school building, on school grounds, or at a school-sponsored activity at any location that in any manner that would otherwise violate this Policy will subject the student to discipline. Such discipline may include confiscation of the student-provided technology, loss of District computer privileges, and other penalties and disciplinary actions up to and including suspension and expulsion.
The student acknowledges his/her responsibility to review and comply with the requirements set forth in Board of Education Policy, “Purpose and Use of Technology and Network Resources”, which is available at http://www.District31.net
The district will use reasonable efforts consistent with available budgetary approvals to provide current anti-virus software for workstations and servers and to maintain secure backups of file servers. Users will receive instructions for maintaining secure passwords and access to their accounts. The district will implement Internet content filtering on the District network according to Board Policy and will comply with all applicable laws relative to the privacy of staff and student information.
I have read this document and the “Purpose and Use of Technology and Network Resources” Policy and agree to abide by them, and to uphold my responsibilities as a student user of District computers and networks, and to uphold the same responsibilities as a condition of using student-provided technology in a District school building, on school grounds, or at a school-sponsored activity at any location.
Student Name __________________________ID Number __________ Date _________________
Parent Signature ____________________________________________ Date _________________
Student Electronic Messaging Accounts
I have read Section J - Use of the District Electronic Messaging System (from Board of Education Policy) and agree to abide by it, and to uphold my responsibilities as a student user of District 31 computers and networks.
Student Name ______________________ID Number ____________Date ______________
Student Signature _____________________________________School _________________
Parent Signature ______________________________________Date ___________________