Policy 441 - Network/Internet Acceptable Use By Staff
The purpose of this policy is to set forth policies and guidelines for the school district computer system and acceptable and safe use of the Internet, including electronic communications.
- General Statement of Policy
- In making decisions regarding student and employee access to the school district computer system and the Internet, including electronic communications, the School District considers its own stated educational mission, goals, and objectives. Electronic information research skills are fundamental to preparation of citizens and future employees. Access to the School District computer system and to the Internet enables students and employees to explore thousands of libraries, databases, bulletin boards, and other resources while exchanging messages with people around the world.
The School District expects that faculty will blend thoughtful use of the School District computer system and the Internet throughout the curriculum and will provide guidance and instruction to students in their use. Users are expected to use Internet access through the district system to further educational and professional goals consistent with the mission of the School District and school policies. Uses which might be acceptable on a user’s private personal account on another system may not be acceptable on the District limited-purpose network.
Use of the District’s network/Internet resources is intended only for educational and informational purposes, such as research, professional development, instruction, collaborative education projects, and dissemination of District information. Use of network/Internet resources must support the curriculum and enhance student learning opportunities and/or support accurate and appropriate communication of District information. School Board Policy 652 Instructional Materials Selection and Production Policy and Policy 654 Instructional Materials Reevaluation prescribe the identification process for instructional materials, including electronic resources.
- Use of the District network/Internet resources for personal gain or profit is not permitted. Personal web pages and personal e-mail accounts may not reside on the District’s network.
- All e-mail messages that are sent and/or received on the District network are considered property of the District.
- Use of District network/Internet including electronic communication by staff to advocate, directly or indirectly, for or against a ballot proposition and/or the election of any person to any office is not permitted. Only those staff authorized by the Superintendent may express the District’s position on pending legislation or other policy matters.
- Privileges and Responsibilities
The use of the school district system and access to the use of the Internet including electronic communication is a privilege, not a right, used within District Policies 524 and 441.
- Notification Statement: Parent’s Responsibility; Notification of Student Internet Use
- Ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using network/Internet resources. While the school will monitor student network/Internet use as closely as possible, the school cannot guarantee that students will not independently access network/Internet resources.
- Student and parent handbooks will contain notification of Policy 441 - Internet Acceptable Use and Safety.
Policy Revised: 5/2/06
Policy 441 Adopted: 5/4/99
(formerly Policy 4132 & 4232)
Policy Adopted: 4/15/97
Policy 652 – Instructional Materials Selection and Production
Policy 654 – Instructional Materials Reevaluation Selection, Production,
Policy 524 – Internet Acceptable Useand Safety
Policy 506 – Student Discipline
17 U.S.C. 101 et.seq. (Copyrights)
15 U.S.C. 6501 et. seq
Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 (CIPA) 47 U.S.C. 254
47 C.R.R. 54.520 (Fcc rules implementing CIPA)
Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1601,
et seq., as amended
Minn. Stat 125B.15 to 125B.25
United States v. American Library Association, 123 S. Ct. 2297 (2003)
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 279
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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