Updated: Feb 7, 2020
NEPN/NSBA Code: IJNDB
STUDENT COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE POLICY
M.S.A.D. #60 provides computers, networks and Internet access to support the educational mission of the schools and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for students and school staff. This policy and the accompanying rules also apply to laptops issued directly to students, whether in use at school or off school premises. Students are allowed to use privately-owned computers at school with prior authorization, provided that they comply with this policy and the accompanying rules.
Student use of school computers, networks and Internet services is a privilege not a right. Compliance with the school unit's policies and rules concerning computer use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer privileges limited, suspended or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement and/or legal action.
M.S.A.D #60's computers remain under the control, custody and supervision of the school unit at all times. The school unit monitors all computer and Internet activity by students. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers.
M.S.A.D. #60 utilizes filtering technology designed to block materials that are obscene or harmful to minors, including child pornography. M.S.A.D. #60 takes precautions to supervise student use of the Internet, but parents/guardians should be aware that M.S.A.D. #60 cannot reasonably prevent all instances of inappropriate computer use by students in violation of Board policies and rules, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside of the school. The school unit is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the Internet.
Students and parents/guardians shall be informed of this policy and the accompanying rules through handbooks, the school Website and/or other means selected by the Superintendent.
The Superintendent is responsible for implementing this policy and the accompanying rules. Additional administrative procedures or school rules governing the day-to-day management and operations of the school unit's computer system may be implemented, consistent with Board policies and rules. The Superintendent may delegate specific responsibilities to the Technology Director and others as he/she seems appropriate.
Legal Reference: 47 USC § 254(h)(5) (Children's Internet Protection Act)
Cross Reference: IJNDB-R – Student Computer and Internet Use Rule
GCSA - Employee Computer and Internet Use
IJND - Distance Learning Program
Adopted: February 14, 2008
Revised: December 6, 2012