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Paradise SD |  AR  6163.4  Instruction

Student Use Of Technology/Internet Access   

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At the beginning of each school year, parents/guardians shall receive a copy of the District's policy and administrative regulation regarding access by students to the internet and on-line sites.

The principal or designee shall oversee the maintenance of each school's technological resources and may establish guidelines and limits on their use. He/she shall ensure that all students using these resources receive training in their proper use.

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 6162.7 - Use of Technology in Instruction)

Internet Code of Conduct

The Internet Code of Conduct applies to all users of the Paradise Unified School District (PUSD) network. It reads:

I will act, in all situations, with honesty, integrity and respect for the rights of others and to help others to behave in a similar fashion. I will make a conscious effort to be of service to others and to the community. I agree to follow the access, usage and content rules as put forth in the Paradise Unified School District Guide to Acceptable Use of Computer Technology.

PUSD Student Network Responsibility Contract

Internet accessibility provides students with a full spectrum of information. The Student Network Responsibility Contract is an attempt to provide user guidelines and a code of conduct for students to follow. Ultimately, parent(s) and guardian(s) of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their child or ward should follow. By signing the PUSD Student Network Responsibility Contract, the requester and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) agree to abide by the restrictions outlined in the Student Network Responsibility Contract. The student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) should discuss these responsibilities.

The PUSD Internet system is provided to support PUSD's educational responsibilities and mission. The specific conditions and services being offered may change from time to time. PUSD makes no warranties with respect to Internet service or content. Further, the requester and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) should be aware that PUSD does not have control of the information on the Internet, nor can it provide barriers to account holders accessing the full range of information available. Other sites accessible via the Internet may contain material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. Similarly, while PUSD supports the privacy of electronic mail, account users must assume that total privacy cannot be guaranteed.

The Paradise Unified School District believes that the benefits to educators and students from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, far exceed any disadvantages of access.

Consequences of Violations

Consequences of violations include, but are not limited to, the suspension or revocation of Internet access, suspension or revocation of network privileges, suspension or revocation of computer access and/or school suspension. Disciplinary action will be determined by the site principal and should be commensurate with the nature of the violation or abuse.

Legal Issues

It is a felony to maliciously access, alter, delete, damage or destroy any computer system, computer network, computer program or data. Penalties include fines up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment in the state prison for up to three years or the county jail for up to one year. Anyone committing acts of this kind will face police charges and disciplinary action by the school.

Regulation PARADISE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: December 11, 2011 Paradise, California

revised: May 19, 2015