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Use Of Telecommunications Network   

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Exhibit 1

Dear Parents/guardians/Guardians,

The district and our school is pleased to provide Internet access to students. The district strongly believes in the educational value of Internet resources and recognizes its potential to support student achievement of district curricular goals.

The district and our school will make every effort to protect students from inappropriate materials and to instill in students a sense of responsibility for Internet use. However, this educational opportunity also demands personal responsibility. You and your child must read the enclosed "Telecommunications Network Use Guidelines" and "Student Acceptable Use Agreement".

Prior to accessing the Internet, students will receive instruction in Internet protocols, safety, and network etiquette. Students who are allowed Internet access must meet the following criteria:

1. Students must agree to use the resources of the Internet in a responsible manner.

2. Students and their parent/guardian must read and sign the "Telecommunications Network - Student Acceptable Use Agreement".

After reading and discussing the enclosed documents, and if you agree to allow your child access to the Internet through the district telecommunications network, please sign and have your child sign the "Student Acceptable Use Agreement" and return it to the school.

We believe in the educational value of electronic information and recognize its potential to support curriculum and student learning.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.




version: May 28, 1996 Pleasanton, California


Exhibit 2


Users of the telecommunications network are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Use the telecommunications network as specified in the policies and regulations of the district.

* Be professional and careful about what you say about others.

* Keep messages short and to the point.

* Be polite. Use appropriate language.

* Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt the use of the network by other users.

The Internet, a global "network of networks" is not governed by any entity. This leaves no limits or checks on the kinds of information that is maintained by and accessible to Internet users. The district will make every effort to block those Internet sites that contain information inappropriate to the educational setting. However, the district cannot guarantee that access to inappropriate materials will not occur.

Individual users of the telecommunications network must observe guidelines of network safety. Users should not:

* Assume that e-mail messages are private.

* Post personal information, e.g. home street address , phone number, or age to someone unknown.

* Use last name on any message.

* Respond to messages that are harassing, demeaning, or belligerent.

* Arrange any face-to-face meeting with an unknown network user.

The district makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services it is providing. The district will not be responsible for any damages, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by the system or user errors or admissions. Use of any information obtained via the telecommunications network is at the users own risk. The district specifically disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the information obtained through its services.


version: May 28, 1996 Pleasanton, California


Exhibit 3


Telecommunications Network - Student Acceptable Use Agreement

Policy and Regulations 6163.4

The district has provided a network to connect schools of the district and the district Media Center. This network connection provides students and teachers with access to a telecommunications network and to the resources which are available through the Internet. These resources are to be used only in conjunction with teacher-directed and teacher-approved educational projects.

The guidelines below identify your responsibilities as a user of these resources. If any user violates these provisions, his/her access will be cancelled and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.


The purpose of providing access to the Internet is to support classroom instruction and educational research. The use of the Internet must be in support of teacher-directed and teacher-approved activities which are consistent with the adopted curriculum and educational objectives of the district.

Transmission of, or access to, materials which are in violation of federal or state laws is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted materials, threatening or obscene material, or materials restricted through a password or other access codes. Use for commercial or personal advertising is also prohibited.


The access to resources contained on the Internet is a PRIVILEGE, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of those privileges. The site administrator will determine when a student has violated these provisions based upon recommendations from the instructor. Renewal of the PRIVILEGE is at the sole discretion of the site administrator.


I, as a student, understand that when I am using the Internet or any other telecommunications environment for academic purposes as provided by the district, I must adhere to the rules of courtesy, etiquette, and all laws regarding access and use of the communications network.

I, as a student, understand that by breaking the rules, my privileges to access the Internet and use of the telecommunications network will be removed and I will be subject to appropriate school and district disciplinary action.

I, as a parent/guardian, am aware and understand the policy and procedures for my student using telecommunications as an educational resource. I have discussed these with my child and give my permission to use the telecommunications network with Internet access.

Student Signature Date ____________

Student's Name (print)

Parent/Guardian Signature Date ____________


version: May 28, 1996 Pleasanton, California