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Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
Acceptable Use Policy
2013-2014 School Year


*Acceptable Use

The purpose of the Internet is to facilitate communications in support of research and education by providing access to unique resources and an opportunity for collaborative work. To remain eligible as a user, the use of the account must be in support of and consistent with the educational objectives of the District.


*Filtering

In conjunction with the Children’s Protection Act, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools has implemented filter software that is run at the TBAISD level to prevent viewing of inappropriate sites that may impact students in a negative way. (NetSweeper) Any sites that the district deems as distracting to the learning process (games) may also be filtered. All sites that allow downloading will be filtered on an “as needed basis” to prevent slowdown of network traffic.


*Privilege

The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use, including any violation of these conditions and rules, may result in the cancellation of this.


A RESPONSIBLE USER
A responsible user of the Internet may keep an account as long as the user is a staff member or student in the Frankfort-Elberta Area School District. A responsible user may:

Use the Internet to research assigned classroom projects.

Use the Internet to send electronic mail (email) to other users only when corresponding on school projects.

Use the Internet to explore other computer systems.

 

A responsible user:

May NOT use the Internet for any illegal purpose.

May NOT use impolite or abusive language.

May NOT violate the rules of common sense of etiquette.

May NOT change computer files that do not belong to the user.

May NOT receive copyrighted material without permission.

 

Note that all Frankfort-Elberta School system operators will have access to all user accounts, including email. By signing this agreement you acknowledge that you:


1.  Understand the rules and regulations of the Frankfort-Elberta School Acceptable Use Policy (this document).

2.  Realize that if the rules are violated your privileges will end.

3.  Understand there will be no second chances.

 

 

STUDENT SIGNATURE (grades 2-12)

If I follow the rules I can continue to use the Internet. If I do not follow the rules in this Acceptable Use Policy, I understand that my Internet privileges will be taken away from me. I understand that there are no second chances.


Student Signature: ________________________________________                Date:_____________________________

 


PARENTAL CONSENT

I have read the Frankfort-Elberta School Acceptable Use Policy. I understand that the Internet is a worldwide group of hundreds of thousands of computers. I know that the Frankfort-Elberta School does not control the content of these Internet networks. When using the Internet, I realize students may read material that I might consider controversial or offensive. The Frankfort-Elberta School has my permission to give an Internet account to my child. I understand that my child may keep this address as long as procedures described in the Acceptable Use Policy are followed.


Parent Signature: _________________________________________                Date:_____________________________