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Responsible Use

Responsible Use Policy

The Responsible Use Policy is in place to prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful activities by users online, prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access to sensitive information, and to comply with legislation including, but not limited to, the Children's Internet Protection Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts. Furthermore the Responsible Use Policy clarifies the educational purpose of District technology. As used in this policy, "user" includes anyone using computers, Internet, email, and all other forms of electronic communication or equipment provided by the district regardless of the physical location of the user. The Responsible Use Policy applies even when District-provided equipment (laptops, tablets, etc.) is used iff District property. Additionally, the Responsible Use Policy applies when non-District devices access the District network.


The District uses technology protection measures to block or filter access, as much as reasonably possible, to visual and written depictions that are obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors over the network. The District can and will monitor users' online activities and access, review, copy, and store or delete any communications or files and share them with adults as necessary. Users should have no expectation of privacy regarding their use of District equipment, network, and/or Internet access or files, including email.


The District will take all necessary measures to secure the network against potential cyber security threats. This may include blocking access to District applications, including, but not limited to email, data management and reporting tools, and other web applications outside the United States and Canada.