COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE
The purpose of the computer network is to support the curriculum, enhance the educational opportunities of students, and support the administrative efforts of Derby Public Schools.
To accomplish that endeavor, the following list is examples of unacceptable actions:
1. Accessing or attempting to access any computer systems with another user’s authentication information.
2. Disclosing your authentication information to another user. You are accountable for any computer activity associated with your authentication information.
3. Accessing any resource on the network through any means other than a district established personal login process.
4. Gaining access to other user’s data for which you have not been explicitly granted access by district personnel.
5. Storing, downloading, installing, or running any executable/program/macro which is not authorized by the district on a network server or a networked/stand alone workstation.
6. Altering desktop settings in any way, such as, but not limited to wallpaper or screensavers.
7. Accessing any network resource for which you have not been explicitly granted access by district personnel.
8. Accessing DOS or any other command line based terminal.
9. Creating or renaming icons.
10. Renaming system files, such as, but not limited to .ini, .exe. or .dll files.
11. Using the network for commercial/financial gain or fraud.
12. Accessing the Internet without teacher consent. (Not applicable for Derby High School)
13. Forging email messages.
14. Posting anonymous messages/materials.
15. Harassing, insulting, threatening, invading the privacy of others, or using inappropriate language in any form of electronic communication or data.
16. Student printing without teacher’s permission.
17. Circumventing any network security system, such as, but not limited to computer management systems, mobile device management systems, internet filtering or device configurations.
18. Disrupting any network or computer systems.
19. Damaging, modifying, altering, destroying, or removing licensing labels from computer equipment.
20. Any act of vandalism to computer equipment.
21. Requesting, transmitting, or possessing obscene or threatening material.
22. Accessing or using social media during school hours. Students may not use district issued devices to take photos, images or video of people at any time without the person’s permission.
23. Student generated mass emails directed to district email accounts must be for educational reasons and must be approved by staff or administration.
Kansas State Statutes 21-3755
Computer crime; computer password disclosure; computer trespass.
1. Willfully and without authorization gaining or attempting to gain access to and/or damaging, modifying, altering, destroying, copying, disclosing or taking possession of a computer, computer system, computer network or any other property;
2. Using a computer, computer system, computer network or any other property for the purpose of devising or executing a scheme or artifice with the intent to defraud or for the purpose of obtaining money, property, information, data, service or any other thing of value by means of false or fraudulent pretense or representation;
3. Willfully exceeding the limits of authorization and/or damaging, altering, destroying, copying, disclosing or taking possession of a computer, information or data, computer system, computer network or any other property.
Derby Public Schools has the right to restrict or terminate network access at any time for any reason. The district further has the right to monitor network activity in any form that it sees fit to maintain the integrity of the computer network.
Users should have no expectation of privacy in regards to email or data files. The Director of Technology or designee has access to and may monitor them at any time for security reason. The district retains the right to duplicate any information created on the computer system.
Compliance with Copy Laws
The district will adhere to all copyright laws as applied to computer software; this includes license agreements and/or policy statements contained in the software packages. Therefore, all software used on district computers shall be purchased by the district, properly licensed, and installed by Technology Department designated personnel. The legal or insurance protection of the district will not be extended to employees who violate copyright laws. Further, transmission of any material over the internet that is in violation of any State or Federal law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material and/or inflammatory material.
Unauthorized use or use not in compliance with these guidelines will result in one or more of the following actions:
Suspension of internet access;
Revocation of internet access;
Suspension of network privileges;
Revocation of network privileges;
Suspension of computer access;
Revocation of computer access;
Suspension of district issued devices;
Revocation of district issued devices;
School expulsion, and/or legal action and prosecution.