Student use of computers, networks and Internet services is a privilege, not a right. Students are required to comply with this policy and other acceptable use or similar policies of procedures that may be adopted at the site or district level. Students who violate this policy, its regulations and/or supplemental policies or procedures may have their computer privileges revoked and may also be subject for further disciplinary and/or legal actions.

All S.A.D. #19 and Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) computers remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the district or its designee. The district reserves the right to monitor all computer and Internet activity. There is no expectation of privacy in the use of school computers.

Computer laptop procedures and rules for home use require signed permission forms, parental acceptance of physical responsibility, expectations for appropriate use, and orientation sessions for parents and students.

While reasonable precautions are taken to supervise student use of the computers and the Internet, S.A.D. #19 cannot reasonably prevent all inappropriate uses, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside of the school, in violation of Board policies, regulations/procedures and/or rules. The district is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the Internet.

Before a student is extended access to school computers and Internet services, the student and the student's parent/guardian will participate in an internet safety training, and must sign and return the District's Student Computer and Internet Disclosure and Permission Form (Code: IJNDB-E). The school will retain the signed acknowledgement

The unregulated availability of information and communication on the Internet requires that schools establish reasonable controls for lawful, efficient and appropriate use of this technology. The Superintendent shall be responsible for overseeing the implementation of this policy and the accompanying rules. The administration may also develop additional procedures/rules governing the day-to-day management and operations of the district's computer systems.

First Reading: April 24, 2007

Board Approval: April 24, 2007