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Employee Use Of Technology   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that technological resources can enhance employee performance by improving access to and exchange of information, offering effective tools to assist in providing a quality instructional program, and facilitating district and school operations. 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 training 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. 6162.7 - Use of Technology in Instruction)

(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 only for purposes related to their employment. Inappropriate use shall result in:

1. Cancellation of the employee's uses privileges

2. Disciplinary action and/or

3. Legal action in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation

(cf. 4119.25/4219.25/4319.25 - Political Activities of Employees)

Employees should be aware that computer files and communications over electronic networks, including e-mail and voice mail, are not private. These technologies shall not be used to transmit confidential information about students, employees or district operations without authority.

The Superintendent or his/her 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 his/her 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)

To ensure proper use of the system, the Superintendent or his/her designee may monitor the district's technological resources, including e-mail and voice mail systems, at any time without advance notice or consent. If passwords are used, they must be known to the Superintendent or his/her designee so that he/she may have system access.

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall establish administrative regulations 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 shall result in a cancellation of the employee's user privileges, disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulations.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide copies of related policies, regulations and guidelines to all employees who use the district's technological resources. Employees shall be asked to acknowledge in writing that they have read and understood these policies, regulations and guidelines.

(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)

In the event that the use of an electronic resource affects the working conditions of one or more employees, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall notify the employees' exclusive representative.

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51870-51874 Education technology

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.1 Rights of employee organizations

PENAL CODE

502 Computer crimes, remedies

632 Eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications

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

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6751-6777 Education Through Technology Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Title II, Part D

6777 Internet Safety

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

K-12 Network Technology Planning Guide: Building the Future, 1994

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

1223.94 Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

American Library Association: http://www.ala.org

Policy SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California