Santa Cruz City Schools | BP 4040 Personnel
Employee Use Of Technology
The Governing Board recognizes that technological resources can enhance employee performance by offering effective tools to assist in providing a quality instructional program, facilitating communications with parents/guardians, students, and the community, supporting district and school operations, and improving access to and exchange of information. The Board expects all employees to learn to use the available technological resources that will assist them in the performance of their job responsibilities. As needed, employees shall receive professional development in the appropriate use of these resources.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)
(cf. 4032 - Reasonable Accommodation)
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)
Employees shall be responsible for the appropriate use of technology and shall use the district's technological resources primarily for purposes related to their employment.
While the district does not have the time nor the inclination to monitor or read individual email messages, such email may be examined and may be cause for disciplinary action. Technological resources shall not be used to transmit confidential information about students, employees, or district operations without authority.
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
(cf. 5125.1 - Release of Directory Information)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district computers with Internet access have a technology protection measure that prevents access to visual depictions that are obscene or child pornography and that the operation of such measures is enforced. The Superintendent or designee may disable the technology protection measure during use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purpose. (20 USC 6777; 47 USC 254)
In the event that inappropriate or questionable use is suspected or known, the Superintendent or designee may monitor employee usage of technological resources, including the accessing of email and stored files. When passwords are used, they must be known to the Superintendent or designee so that he/she may have system access.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative regulations and an Acceptable Use Agreement which outline employee obligations and responsibilities related to the use of district technology. He/she also may establish guidelines and limits on the use of technological resources. Inappropriate use may result in a cancellation of the employee's user privileges, disciplinary action, and/or legal action in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide copies of related policies, regulations, and guidelines to all employees who use the district's technological resources. Employees shall be required to acknowledge in writing that they have read and understood the district's Acceptable Use Agreement.
Use of Cellular Phone or Mobile Communications Device
An employee shall not use a cellular phone or other mobile communications device for personal business while on duty, except in emergency situations and/or during scheduled work breaks.
Any employee that uses a cell phone or mobile communications device in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative regulation shall be subject to discipline and may be referred to law enforcement officials as appropriate.
(cf. 3513.1 - Cellular Phone Reimbursement)
(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)
52270-52272 Education technology and professional development grants
3543.1 Rights of employee organizations
502 Computer crimes, remedies
632 Eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications
23123 Wireless telephones in vehicles
23123.5 Mobile communication devices; text messaging while driving
23125 Wireless telephones in school buses
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6777 Internet safety
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 47
254 Universal service discounts (E-rate)
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 47
54.520 Internet safety policy and technology protection measures, E-rate discounts
American Library Association: http://www.ala.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: August 17, 2011 Soquel, California