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STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

ACCEPTABLE USE OF ELECTRONIC NETWORKS


The District recognizes personal electronic devices as a valuable tool for education and encourages the use of computers and
computer-related technology in the classroom. The electronic network access is designed to support the curriculum and to enhance
students education through the use of computers on the schools local area networks, the Districts wide area network, and the
Internet. Students have the responsibility to use this educational resource properly in accordance with the rules of the District:
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All users of the Districts electronic network access must comply with all rules, regulations, guidelines, terms and conditions
adopted both by the Administration and by classroom teachers and school staff members.
Inappropriate use of the computer system may result in discipline, including the loss of computer use privileges, disciplinary
action, and/or appropriate legal action.
Unethical and unacceptable behavior shall result in disciplinary action. Some examples of unacceptable use include, but are
not limited to:
a. Sharing of passwords
b. Use of the network to access or process inappropriate materials or to download files dangerous to the integrity of the
network
c. Gaining unauthorized access to resources or entities
d. Use of the computer system to access, retrieve, view or disseminate any material in violation of any Federal or State
regulation or school policy. This includes, but is not limited to, improper use of copyrighted material, improper use of
passwords or access codes, disclosing any users full name, home address, or phone number or that of another
student or teacher
e. Intentional disruption of the information network, vandalism or attempted vandalism or the computer system
f. Use of the computer system for profit or commercial activities, including advertising or sales
g. Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane,
sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, harassing, or illegal material
h. Use of the computer system to threaten or actually disrupt the educational process
i. Use of the computer system to improperly alter electronic mail messages or to use an account owned by another user
j. Use of the computer system to invade the privacy of any individual
k. Wastefully using resources, such as file space
l. Posting material authored or created by another without his/her consent
m. Posting anonymous messages
Students shall be granted access to the Districts electronic network access upon completion of the Authorization for
Electronic Network Access signature form.

School officials may not request or require a student or his or her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related
account information to gain access to the students account or profile on a social networking website. School officials may
require a student to cooperate in an investigation if there is specific information about activity on the students account on a
social networking website that violates a school disciplinary rule or policy. In the course of an investigation, the student may be
required to share the content that is reported in order to allow school officials to make a factual determination.
Specific questions regarding the electronic network access may be directed to the Director of Technology (847)540-7036.

CELLULAR PHONES AND PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES


Using or possessing an electronic paging device, cellular telephone, video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), or
other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others, including using
the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms, cheat, or otherwise violates student conduct rules and is
prohibited. Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or
possessing an indecent visual depiction of oneself or another person through the use of a computer, electronic communication
device or cellular phone. Unless otherwise permitted by the Building Principal, all electronic devices must be kept powered-off
and out-of-sight during the regular school day unless: (a) the supervising teacher grants permission; (b) use of the device is
provided in a students individualized education program (IEP); or (c) it is needed in a life threatening emergency

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Parents who need to contact their child during the school day should call their buildings main office. Students may use the phone
in the main office or health office to reach a parent should a need arise. For further information, refer to Board of Education policy
7:190.

COMMUNICATIONS
The following is a set of expectations that all members of the District professional community are expected to adhere to
when communicating with students electronically. This is a subset of Administrative Procedure 5:125-AP1, Social Media
Procedures.
Electronic communication with students should always be transparent, accessible and professional as defined below:
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The communication is transparent ALL electronic communication between staff and students should be transparent. As a
public school district, we are expected to maintain openness, visibility, and accountability with regards to all
communication
The communication is accessible ALL electronic communication between staff and students should be considered a
matter of record, part of the District archives, and/or may be accessible by others.
The communication is professional ALL electronic communication from staff to student should be written as a professional
representing District .This includes word choices, tone, grammar, and subject matter that model the standards and integrity
o f a District professional. Always choose words that are courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike in manner.

PREFERRED COMMUNCATIONS METHODS


Preferred methods of communications include:
eSchool
Home Access
District email
School and district websites
District approved Learning Management Systems.

LESS ACCEPTABLE COMMUNICATION METHODS

Text Messaging Texting to the entire team/group is preferable to texting to an individual student. If a text is sent to an
individual student, parents must be copied on all texts, in addition to a building administrator and/or athletic/activity
director.

Social Media District-approved Social Media tools can provide valuable supplemental communications, keeping in mind
that not all families embrace these technologies. Social Media tools should be used as a supplemental means of
communicating.

UNACCEPTABLE COMMUNICATIONS METHODS


District employees should not use personal email accounts to communicate with students about school matters.

PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEO RECORDINGS, AND STUDENT WORKS


The Board of Education authorizes the District to use video cameras (not audio, except as specified below) in any school building,
school bus, or on any property of the school district to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all students, staff and visitors, and
to safeguard school facilities and equipment.
In the course of attending school, your child will be photographed and video-recorded by a variety of people and in a variety of
situations. Your child might be the main subject of a video or photograph when he/she is receiving an individual award, for example.
Or, your child might appear only incidentally in a video or photograph when he/she is standing with a group of students on stage at a
concert when another childs parent/grandparent holds up a cell phone to record the concert, for example. Your childs artwork may
be displayed or photographed, or a story written by your child may be displayed or published. The district also displays student

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