Unified School District
Student Electronic Resources Acceptable
Central Unified School District has actively
pursued making advanced technology and increased access to learning
opportunities available to our students. With this new tool, students must
understand and practice proper and ethical use of district resources and agree
to the following conditions before its use.
(student’s name) and my parent or guardian, ____________________________, agree
to all of the following provisions regarding student use of technology
resources on District premises or at a school-sponsored event.
1. Acceptable Use of Internet Resources
Internet access through Central Unified School District is intended
solely to enhance the delivery of educational material and communication. Use
of the Internet resources must be consistent with the educational objectives of
CUSD and any improper use will result in revocation of the users' privileges.
Intentional misuse may also constitute grounds for student discipline up to and
Internet access is expressly prohibited for any of the following:
access to pornographic or sexually explicit
access to information promoting or instructing in
acts of terrorism or treason,
access to information instructing or promoting
armed rebellion, racial or ethnic discrimination, or other forms of hate
access to information pertaining to the design,
purchase, acquisition, or construction of any type of weapon or explosive
device, or other instrument capable of causing physical harm or death,
access to information that in any way advocates,
instructs, or promotes the violation of any laws of the State of California or
the United States of America.
Transmission or downloading of copyrighted
material, including but not limited to music, software and movies
The use of CUSD
information services is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use, including
any violation of these conditions and rules will result in cancellation of
these privileges. CUSD, under this contract, is delegated the authority to
determine appropriate use and may deny, revoke, suspend or close any user
account at any time based upon a determination of inappropriate use by a student
CUSD reserves the right to
review any material on user accounts and to monitor fileserver space in order
for CUSD to make determinations on whether specific uses of the network are
inappropriate. CUSD also reserves the right to monitor and report Internet
4. Email Etiquette
Use of the Internet resources must be
consistent with the educational objectives of CUSD and any improper use will
result in revocation of the users' privileges All users are expected to abide
by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are
not limited to, the following:
Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to
Use appropriate language. Do not swear, use
vulgarities or any other inappropriate language. Do not engage in activities
that are prohibited under state and federal law.
Do not reveal addresses, telephone numbers or
personal information for yourself or others.
Note that electronic mail (email) is not private.
People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to
or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the authorities and
will result in the loss of user privileges.
Do not use the Internet in such a way that you
would disrupt the use of the network by others.
All communication and information accessible via
the Internet should be assumed private property of those who put it on the
network. Copyright restrictions must be adhered to with all electronic
5. Procedures for Use
User shall not play
non-instructional games or use the computer resources in a manner that would
constitute unauthorized use of CUSD equipment, time, materials or facilities.
Installation of or downloading non-district
approved software is prohibited. Instructional software must be approved in
accordance with BP/AR 6161 – Procedures and Criteria for Selection and
Evaluation of Electronic Resources
Security on any computer
system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many users. A
user must never allow others to use his/her password. Users should also protect
their passwords to ensure system security and their own privileges and ability
to continue use of the system. If a user can identify a security problem with
CUSD Information Services, including the Internet, he/she must notify a system
administrator. He/she should not demonstrate the problem to other users.
Attempts to log on to the CUSD Information Services as a system administrator
may result in cancellation of user privileges. Any user identified as a
security risk for having a history of problems with other computer systems may
be denied access to services.
8. Vandalism and Harassment
Vandalism and harassment
will result in cancellation of user privileges. Vandalism includes, but is not
limited to any malicious attempt to harm, modify, or destroy data of another
user, Internet or other networks that are connected to the Internet backbone.
This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading and creating of computer
viruses. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the persistent annoyance
of another user, the interference of another user's work or the sending of
9. Encounter of Controversial Material
Users may encounter
material that they interpret as controversial, inappropriate or offensive.
However, on the Internet, it is impossible to control the content of data and a
user may discover controversial materials. It is the user's responsibility not
to initiate access to such material. CUSD shall not be held liable for any
decision to restrict or regulate access to Internet materials. It is the user's
responsibility to report any controversial material to the Information Services
10. Ability to Update
Services may occasionally require new registration and account information for
student users to continue service. Users must notify the Information Services
staff of any changes to their account information.
11. Penalties for Improper Use
Any user violating these rules, applicable state and federal laws, or
CUSD policies is subject to loss of access privileges and any other CUSD
disciplinary options up to and including expulsion. In addition, pursuant to
State of California law, any unauthorized Internet access, attempted access, or
use of any state computing and/or network system is a violation of section 502
of the California Penal Code and/or other applicable federal laws, and is
subject to criminal prosecution.