Staff Agreement
 
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 STAFF AGREEMENT 

 
  District Policy
   
  3321- ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTER NETWORK(S)/ COMPUTERS AND RESOURCES BY TEACHING STAFF MEMBERS
   
  Section: Teaching Staff Members
Date Created: August, 2010
Date Edited: August, 2010
   
 
HAWTHORNE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
STAFF ACCEPTABLE USE OF COMPUTER
NETWORKS/COMPUTERS
AND RESOURCES AGREEMENT

   
 

Internet access is available to students and staff in the Hawthorne School District. We are very pleased to bring this access to Hawthorne and believe the Internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources to both students and staff. Our goal in providing this service to the staff and students is to promote personal and academic growth and excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication.

The Internet is a privilege, increasingly essential to learning that offers new freedoms and demands new responsibilities. However, you must be aware that along with access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that is not of educational value in the context of the school setting. We are making every effort to prevent access to inappropriate material by using software designed to prohibit access to sites which do not have educational value, but it is impossible to control access to all materials. Nonetheless, we firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the Internet far outweighs the possibility that users may find material not consistent with the educational goals of the district.


   
  ACCEPTABLE USE --- TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
   
 
  1. Acceptable Use — The purpose of the Internet is to support research and education by providing access to unique resources and the opportunity for collaborative work. Your access to and use of the Internet must be in support of education and research which is consistent with the educational objectives of the Hawthorne School District.
  2. Network Etiquette — You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette, which include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Be polite. Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use vulgarities or use any other abusive or inappropriate language in your messages to others or your participation in any interaction on the Internet.
    2. Do not reveal your or anyone else's address, phone number, or any other personal information.
    3. Note that electronic mail (e-mail) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail.
    4. Show respect and consideration for others.
    5. Report to a school administrator any potential security problems or security flaws you find on the Internet. Do not demonstrate the problem to other users.
  3. Warranties — Hawthorne School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied regarding the Internet service and the access it is providing.
  4. Prohibitions — All Internet users are prohibited from knowingly doing any of the following:
    1. Transmitting, receiving or using any material in violation of any federal or state regulation, including, but not limited to copyrighted or licensed material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.
    2. Using the Internet for illegal activities, commercial activities, product advertisement or political lobbying. Additionally, messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities and may result in disciplinary action.
    3. Using another individual's account without written permission from that individual.
    4. Attempting to log onto the Internet as a system administrator (except by the system administrator his/herself).
    5. Vandalizing the Internet, the Hawthorne Public School District network components or the data of another user, whereby the vandalism includes, but is not limited to the uploading or creation of computer viruses.
  5. Privileges — The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and failure to comply with all of the terms of this Agreement may result in a revocation or suspension of those privileges and may subject the user to a hearing before the Hawthorne Board of Education and/or may result in appropriate legal action.

   
 
HAWTHORNE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACCEPTABLE USE OF
COMPUTER NETWORKS/COMPUTERS AND RESOURCES
AGREEMENT

   
  STAFF AGREEMENT
   
 

By signing this Agreement, I acknowledge that I have read and I understand this Agreement and agree to accept its terms and conditions. In addition, I have reviewed the terms and conditions of acceptable Internet use and I agree to accept the responsibility for guiding my students and conveying to them appropriate standards for selecting, sharing and/or exploring information.

Should I violate the Agreement, I understand my access privileges may be revoked, disciplinary action may be taken against me and/or appropriate legal action may be taken.


   
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