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Acceptable Use Policy

Student Agreement for Acceptable Use of the
District Electronic Communications System

You are being given access to the District's electronic communications system. Through this system you will be able to communicate with other schools, colleges, organizations, and people around the world through the Internet and other electronic information systems/networks. You will have access to hundreds of databases, libraries, and computer services all over the world.

With this educational opportunity comes responsibility. It is important that you read the District policy, administrative regulations and agreements form, and ask questions if you need help in understanding them. Copies of the policy and guidelines are available at all district facilities and on the District web page at Inappropriate system use will result in the loss of the privilege to use this educational tool.

Please note that the Internet is a network of many types of communication and information networks. It is possible that you may run across areas of adult content and some materials you (or your parents) might find objectionable. While the District will take reasonable steps to restrict access to such material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent access. It will be your responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate use.

Rules For Appropriate Use

  1. Students in grades 5-12 will be assigned an individual account, and you are responsible for not sharing the password for that account.
  2. Students in grades Pre-K through 4 will have access only through the teacher's account.
  3. The account is to be used primarily for identified educational purposes.
  4. You will be held responsible at all times for the proper use of your account, and the District may suspend or revoke your access if you violate the rules.
  5. Remember that people who receive e-mail from you with a school address might think your message represents the school's point of view.

Inappropriate Use

  1. Using the system for any illegal purpose.
  2. Borrowing someone's account without permission.
  3. Posting personal information about yourself or others.
  4. Downloading or using copyrighted information without permission from the copyright holder.
  5. Posting messages or accessing materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, and/or damaging to another's reputation.
  6. Wasting school resources through the improper use of the computer system.
  7. Gaining unauthorized access to restricted information or resources.

Consequences for Inappropriate Use

Inappropriate use may result in:

  1. Suspension of access to the computer;
  2. Revocation of the computer system account, or
  3. Other disciplinary or legal action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and applicable laws.

The College Station Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in providing education services. Glynn Walker , Director for Personnel and Student Services, 1812 Welsh, College Station, TX 77840 (979-764-5412) has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX. Catherine George, Director of Special Education, 1812 Welsh, Suite 120, College Station, TX 77480 (979 764-5433) has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act