Internet Use Procedure
The following items are to help
establish reasonable precautions for Internet use.
1. Each student or staff
member who is granted access privileges will participate in an
Internet orientation, provided by the Le Roy Central School District,
pertaining to the acceptable use of the network as stated in the
Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
2. Every parent and
student will receive a copy of the Internet Acceptable Use Policy and
3. All parties using the
Internet with school district equipment must sign the Internet
Acceptable Use Agreement.
4. Students who have not
completed the Internet Acceptable Use Agreement will not be allowed to
use computers for Internet use.
5. Attempts to login to
the Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of
user privileges and/or appropriate legal action.
6. Staff development
opportunities will be provided so that district personnel are
proficient in using the Internet for instructional purposes and are
aware of issues related to child safety.
7. Adequate supervision
will be provided to students in the school setting to prevent
unauthorized access to the Internet.
8. Annual notice to
parents of the potential concern about access on the Internet to
inappropriate materials and issues of child safety will be included in
the August "School Notes" column.
9. Parents will be given
the opportunity to request that their child not be allowed access to
10. Parents or guardians
have sole responsibility for supervising access to the Internet from
Le Roy Central School
Board of Education Policy
Internet Acceptable Use
The Board of Education recognizes that
Internet access offers vast, diverse and unique resources to both students
and staff. The District is pleased to provide this service to promote
educational excellence in schools by facilitating resource sharing,
innovation, and communication.
The Internet is an electronic highway
connecting thousands of computers and millions of individual subscribers
all over the world. Students and staff have access to:
1. Information and news from
educational, governmental and commercial resources around the world;
2. The Library of Congress Catalog,
other library catalogs, and ERIC (a large collection of relevant
information to educators and students);
3. Newsgroups on a variety of
educationally related topics;
4. Electronic mail communication with
people throughout the global community; and
5. Graphics and other multimedia
resources for reports and projects.
With Internet access to computers and
people all over the world comes the availability also of materials that
may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the
school setting. The Le Roy Central School District has taken reasonable
precautions to restrict access to controversial materials. Our network
utilizes a system designed to filter out Internet-based information that
would be considered inappropriate for students. However, on a global
network it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user
may discover controversial information. The Le Roy Central School District
firmly believes that the valuable information and interaction available on
this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may access
material which is not consistent with the educational goals of the
Internet access is coordinated through a
complex association of government agencies, and regional and state
networks. In addition, the smooth operation of the network relies upon the
proper conduct of the end users who must adhere to strict guidelines.
These guidelines emphasize responsibility of students and staff to utilize
the network in an efficient, ethical and legal manner. If a Le Roy Central
School District user violates any of the provisions of this document,
appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken and access privileges will
be terminated at the discretion of the appropriate building principal.
Terms and Conditions of Use
All parties using the Internet with school
district must sign an agreement for acceptable use of the Internet.
1. Acceptable Use. District Internet use
must be in support of education and research, and be consistent with the
educational objectives of the Le Roy Central School District. Use of
other organizations’ networks or computing resources must comply with
the rules appropriate for those networks. The following acts are
prohibited when using LeRoy Central School District’s Internet access:
a. Transmission of material in
violation of any federal or state regulation.
b. Criminal speech or activity, such
as, threats to the President, instructions on breaking into computer
systems, child pornography, drug dealing, purchase of alcohol and gang
c. Speech and actions that are
inappropriate in an educational setting or violate district policy,
1) Inappropriate language –
obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, disrespectful, threatening, or
inflammatory language; harassment; personal attacks, including
prejudicial or discriminatory attack; or false or defamatory
material about a person or organization.
2) Dangerous information –
information, which if acted upon, could cause damage and present a
danger of disruption.
3) Violations of privacy and
personal safety – revealing personal information about one’s
self or others, agreeing to meet with someone from an on-line
contact, and failing to disclose to the appropriate staff member any
message received that is inappropriate or makes one feel
4) Copyright infringement or
5) Use of or allowing to use another
d. Offering or providing products or
services through District Internet access, as well as purchasing
products or services except when authorized. The District is not
responsible for financial obligations arising from the unauthorized
use of the system.
e. Engaging in fund-raising, partisan
politics and religious activities.
2. Privileges. The use of the Internet is
a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use may result in a cancellation
of those privileges. Each student or staff member who is granted access
privileges will participate in an Internet orientation, provided by the
Le Roy Central School District, pertaining to the acceptable use of the
network as stated in this document. Building administrators will deem
what is inappropriate use. The administration, faculty, and staff of the
Le Roy Central School District may request the Superintendent or his/her
designee to deny, revoke, or suspend specific access privileges.
3. Network Etiquette. Le Roy Central
students and staff are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules
of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to, the
a. Be polite. Do not get abusive in
your messages to others.
b. Use appropriate language. Do not
swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
c. Protect you privacy. Do not reveal
your own personal addresses, phone numbers or password or those of
students or colleagues.
d. Use the network in such a way that
your use would not disrupt the operation of the network for others.
This includes, but is not limited to the downloading of games,
executable files, and/or any Internet site or portion of a site deemed
inappropriate by the supervising teacher for the class level, class
period, or time of general unstructured lab use.
e. Observe copyright laws. All
communications and information accessible via the network should be
assumed to be the property of the creator.
4. Disclaimer of Loss. The Le Roy Central
School District makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or
implied, for the service it is providing. The Le Roy Central School
District will not be responsible for any damages the user may suffer.
These include, but are not limited to, loss of data resulting from
delays, nondeliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by
negligence or the user’s errors or omissions. Use of any information
obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk. The Le Roy
Central School District specifically denies any responsibility for the
accuracy or quality of information obtained through its Internet
5. Security. Security on any computer
system is a high priority, especially when the system involves many
users. If the user feels a security problem can be identified, the user
must notify the appropriate administrator. The user should not
demonstrate the problem to other users. Attempts to login to the
Internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user
privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history
of problems with other computer systems may be denied access to the
6. Privacy. Electronic mail is not
guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system may have access
to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities
may be reported to the authorities. E-mail accounts are only available
to employees of the LCSD.
7. Vandalism. Vandalism may result in
cancellation of privileges or other disciplinary action. Vandalism is
defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another
user, Internet or any agencies or other networks that are connected to
any of the Internet backbones. This includes, but is not limited to, the
uploading or creation of computer viruses or the physical damage of
computing and networking equipment.
8. Responsibility. If the user discovers
an inappropriate Internet site, he or she must report it immediately to
the adult individual in charge and not reveal it to any other user.
Please detach and return to the office:
PARENT OR GUARDIAN
As the parent or guardian of this student,
I have read this Internet Acceptable Use Agreement. I understand
that this access is designed for educational purposes. The Le Roy
Central School District has taken reasonable precautions to limit access
to controversial material. However, I also recognize it is
impossible for the Le Roy Central School District to restrict access to
all controversial materials, and I will not hold the district responsible
for materials acquired on the network. Further, I accept full
responsibility for supervision if and when my child's use of the
district's Internet access is not in a school setting. I hereby give
permission for my child to have Internet Access and certify that the
information contained on this form is correct.
Parent or Guardian’s Name (please
Parent or Guardian's Signature: