In order to provide for the appropriate use of the Internet in accordance with district policy JS, "Student Use of the Internet", and other applicable district policies, the following "Acceptable Use Agreement" has been developed. A copy of this agreement will be distributed to students and must be completed and signed by the student and the student's parent/legal guardian before a student is allowed to access district computing resources.
Acceptable Use Agreement for Students
All computers having Internet access must be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. Failure to adhere to this agreement will result in revocation of access privileges; restitution for costs associated with damages; and, may result in disciplinary action as indicated the paragraphs below, and/or legal action.
From the Jeffco Code of Conduct: Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion - #320. Misuses of district computers and technology, including but not limited to the unauthorized reproduction of school or legal documents, copyright violations, attempts to harm or destroy data of another user, improper use of the Internet or electronic mail, vandalism, solicitation, uploading, downloading or creation of computer viruses, and tampering with operating systems or data.
1. Acceptable use: The use of the Internet must be consistent with the educational objectives of the Jefferson County School District. Thus, use of school computers to access the Internet is only authorized for school-related academic purposes. Use which involves violation of governing law, and/or district policy or regulations, will result in appropriate actions by the school administration.
Such prohibited use includes, but is not limited to:
a. Searching, viewing, editing or retrieving materials that are not related to educational
purposes (therefore, searching or viewing sexually explicit, profane, violence promoting or
illegal materials is not permitted).
b. Accessing, viewing, or altering any official record or file of the school or district.
c. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
d. Using obscene language.
e. Harassing, insulting or attacking others.
f. Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
g. Violating copyright laws.
h. Using the passwords of other users.
i. Trespassing in the folders, work or files of other users.
j. Intentionally wasting computer system resources.
k. Using the network for commercial purposes.
l. Sharing of student or district staff home addresses, phone numbers, or other private
m. Any activity that violates a school policy, district policy, or local, state or federal law.
2. Privilege: The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges, restitution for costs associated with damages, and may result in school disciplinary action (including suspension or expulsion) and/or legal action.
The system administrator(s) will deem what is inappropriate use and that decision is final. The system administrator(s) may close an account at any time, as required. The administration, faculty and staff may request the system administrator to deny, revoke or suspend specific user accounts.
3. Right to inspect/monitor: The district’s network administrators may review student files and communications to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are using the system appropriately and responsibly.
Students shall have no expectation of privacy in any information stored on the district’s servers, or in their use of school computers.
I have read and understand this Acceptable Use Agreement and agree to abide by its terms. I further understand that violation of this Acceptable Use Agreement may result in my loss of Internet access and/or computer use privileges, and school discipline (including suspension or expulsion) being taken against me, legal action being taken against me, and/or restitution by me for costs associated with any damages caused by such violations.