Electronic Technologies

The information on this page is a brief summary. For additional guidance, please review Policy 524 Technology and Internet Access and Acceptable Use

The School Board believes that users should have an opportunity to access the Internet to facilitate learning, and for educational and personal growth in the use of technology, resource sharing, information gathering and communication skills.  The use of the District technology system and access to use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right.

Access to the District technology system and to the Internet enables students and staff to explore thousands of libraries, databases, bulletin boards, and other global resources while exchanging messages with people around the world.  The District expects that staff will blend thoughtful use of the school District technology system and the Internet throughout the curriculum and will educate students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, as well as bullying awareness and response.  
The value of access to information and interaction on the Internet far outweighs the risk that users may procure material that is inconsistent with the educational goals of the District.  
Users are expected to use Internet access through the District technology system to further educational and personal goals consistent with the mission and policies of the District.  Uses which might be acceptable on a user’s private personal account on another system may not be acceptable on this limited purpose network.  

The Technology Access and Acceptable Use Policy sets forth guidelines for student access and use of district electronic technologies.