Technology Acceptable Use

5/11/2015
Rules and Consequences Governing Computer Use of District Computers

In order to prevent damage to computer hardware and software on school computers and to insure availability of working computers for all students, the following rules are in effect starting immediately. Violating these rules will result in the consequences listed. Please read the consequences carefully as there will be no exceptions to them.

Rules
1) Students are not allowed to access any software program, Internet site or area other than those indicated or approved by the supervising teacher or staff member in that particular computer location. Unauthorized access of any software program or Internet site will result in a reprimand. A reprimand may include a verbal warning or suspension from lab or library. A written referral to administration may be issued if the supervisor believes the extent of the violation is severe and/or intentional

2) Students are not allowed to adjust or alter any hardware of any type. This includes but is not limited to; the keyboard, mouse, monitor, CPU, any cable or cord connected to any piece of equipment. Improper contact with any piece of hardware will result in a reprimand. A reprimand may include a verbal warning or suspension from lab or library. A referral to administration may be issued if the supervisor believes the extent of the violation is severe and/or intentional. If a student needs a hardware adjustment to be made, he or she should notify the supervising teacher or staff member.

3) Students are only allowed to access the printer specified by the supervising teacher or staff member for the purpose specified by the supervisor. Accessing a different printer or printing unauthorized material will result in a reprimand. A reprimand may include a verbal warning or suspension from lab or library. A referral to administration may be issued if the supervisor believes the violation is severe and/or intentional.

4) Students are not allowed to access any other student or staff member’s files, logins, or passwords. Accessing another student or staff member’s files, login, or password will result in a reprimand. A reprimand may include a verbal warning or suspension from lab or library. A referral to administration may be issued if the supervising teacher believes the violation is severe and/or intentional. In addition, a student is not authorized to allow another student to access their files, login, or password. Giving out login or password information with the intent to allow file or account access by another student will result in a reprimand. A reprimand may include a verbal warning or suspension from lab or library. This includes using any terminal that has been logged into by another student of staff member. A referral to administration may be issued if the supervising teacher believes the violation is severe and/or intentional.

Consequences
1) Two verbal or written reprimands of any type will result in a written referral to administration.

2) One written referral to administration will result in a loss of privileges in that location for a period of 20 school weeks or other consequence deemed appropriate by administration.

3) Two written referrals will result in a loss of privileges in all school locations during the school day. If a student needs to use a computer for a specific academic project, they may do so in the mini-lab, after school, with a faculty pass. The second written referral may result in additional disciplinary action as per administration (i.e. Student may need to pay for damages.)

4) Three referrals will result in a loss of all computer privileges in the school for the remainder of the student’s enrollment in the school. The third referral may also result in additional disciplinary action as per administration.

These consequences are supported by administration and are effective as of September 1, 1997.