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7540 Policy - Computer Technology Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety

The Board of Education is committed to the effective use of technology to both enhance the quality of student learning and the efficiency of Board operations. It also recognizes that safeguards have to be established to ensure that the Board's investment in both hardware and software is achieving the benefits of technology and inhibiting negative side effects.


The Superintendent is directed to establish administrative procedures not only for proper acquisition of technology but also to provide guidance to staff and students concerning making appropriate and ethical use of the computers and other equipment as well as any networks that may be established.


The Superintendent shall establish appropriate procedures to inform both staff and students about disciplinary actions that will be taken if Board technology and/or networks are abused in any way or used in an illegal or unethical manner.


The Superintendent shall ensure that appropriate educational programs are in effect that educate students about personal safety and security when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communication. Those programs may include, but are not limited to, focused Library Media Specialists' sessions with all students, community presentations, and student awareness events and competitions.


Revised 9/10


Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009