NEPN/NSBA Code: IJNDB-R
MSAD #28 POLICY
STUDENT COMPUTER and INTERNET USE RULES
These rules implement Board policy IJNDB (Student Computer and Internet Use). Each student is responsible for his/her actions and activities involving school unit computers, networks and Internet services, and for his/her computer files, passwords and accounts. The rules are intended to provide general guidelines and examples of prohibited uses, but do not attempt to state all required or prohibited activities by users. Failure to comply with Board policy IJNDB and these rules may result in loss of computer and Internet access privileges, disciplinary action and/or legal action. Students, parents and school staff who have questions about whether a particular activity is prohibited are encouraged to contact a building administrator or the Technology Coordinator. These rules apply to all school computers and all school-provided devices wherever used, and all uses of school servers, Internet access and networks regardless of how they are accessed.
Student use of MSAD #28 computers, networks and Internet services is a privilege, not a right. Compliance with the school unit’s policies and rules concerning computer use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer privileges limited, suspended or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement and/or legal action.
The building principal shall have the final authority to decide whether a student’s
privileges will be limited, suspended or revoked based upon the circumstances of the particular case, the student’s prior disciplinary record and any other pertinent factors.
Student access to MSAD #28’s computers, networks and Internet services are provided for educational purposes, research, and incidental personal use consistent with MSAD #28’s educational mission, curriculum and instructional goals, as long as personal use of school computers does not interfere with student performance, with system operations or with other system users.
All Board policies, school rules and expectations concerning student conduct and communications apply when students are using school computers, whether on or off school property.
Students are further expected to comply with these rules and all specific instructions from the teacher or other supervisory staff member/volunteer when accessing MSAD #28’s computers, networks and Internet services.
The user is responsible for his/her actions and activities involving MSAD #28's computers, networks and Internet services and for his/her computer files, passwords and accounts. Examples of unacceptable uses that are expressly prohibited include, but are not limited to, the following:
MSAD #28 retains control and supervision of all computers, networks and Internet services owned or leased by MSAD #28. MSAD #28 reserves the right to monitor all computer and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectations of privacy in their use of school computers, including e-mail and stored files and Internet access logs.
The student and/or the student's parent/guardian shall be responsible for compensating MSAD #28 for any losses, costs or damages incurred by MSAD #28 related to violations of policy IJNDB and/or these rules, including investigation of violations. The District assumes no responsibility for any unauthorized charges or costs incurred by a student while using District computers.
A student should not reveal his/her full name, address or telephone number, social security number or other personal information on the Internet. Students should never agree to meet people they have contacted through the Internet without parental permission. Students should inform their supervising teacher or parent if they access information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate or make them uncomfortable in any way.
The security of MSAD #28's computers, networks and Internet services is a high priority. Any user who identifies a security problem must notify the Building Administrator or the Technology Coordinator. The user shall not demonstrate the problem to others or access unauthorized material. Any user who attempts to breach system security, causes a breach of system security or fails to report a system security problem shall be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action in addition to having his/her computer privileges limited, suspended or revoked.
Board Policies IJNDB-L - School Provided Computer Use and IJNDB-P - School Provided Computer Use Procedures will govern the use of MLTI Devices by students
Adopted: January 12, 2000
Adopted: December 14, 2005
First Reading: December 16, 2009
Second Reading: January 20, 2010
Adopted: January 20, 2010
First Reading: June 19, 2013
Second Reading: June 19, 2013
Adopted: June 19, 2013