STUDENT ACCESS TO NETWORKED INFORMATION RESOURCES
In order to match electronic resources as closely as possible to the approved district curriculum, district personnel will review and evaluate resources which comply with Board guidelines listed in Board Policy 362 governing the selection of instructional resources. In this manner, staff will provide developmentally appropriate guidance to students as they make use of telecommunications and electronic information resources to conduct research and other studies related to the district curriculum. All students will be informed by staff of their rights and responsibilities as users of the district network prior to gaining access to that network, either as an individual user or as a member of a class or group.
As much as possible, access to district information resources will be designed in ways that point students to those sites that have been reviewed and evaluated prior to use. While students may be able to move beyond those resources to others that have not been evaluated by staff, every effort will be made to generally ensure that all electronic resources will be suited to learning objectives. Students may pursue electronic research unless expressly prohibited.
Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature. General school rules for behavior and communications apply.
The network is provided for students to conduct research and communicate with others. Independent access to network services is provided to students who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Access entails responsibility. Parents may deny access for minors.
Individual users of the district computer networks are responsible for their behavior and communications over those networks.
Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. The district retains, at all times, the right to review files and communications in order to maintain system integrity and insure that users are using the system responsibly. Communication over networks and files stored on district servers are not private.
Examples of conduct or actions not permitted
In general, a student shall not access material that is profane or obscene (pornography) or that advocates violence toward other people.
Violations may result in a loss of access.
Additional disciplinary action may be determined at the building level in line with existing practice regarding inappropriate language or behavior.
When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.
Parents or guardians wishing to appeal decisions related to denial of student access to electronic computer services may appeal in writing to the district administrator.
Responsibility for Information Obtained/Lost
The Friess Lake School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. The district is not responsible for any damages suffered including the loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or user errors or omissions. The district specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.
Approved: FRIESS LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT