SCOTT CITY R-1 NETWORK USAGE AGREEMENT
Access to the Internet has the potential to be a tremendous resource for students and teachers at all levels. The use of an assigned account must be in support of educational research and within the objectives and goals of the Scott City School District. The use of this information system is a privilege, not a right; the opportunity brings with it a number of responsibilities. In order to use the school network and Internet service available at Scott City Schools, you and your parents must read the following information and return a signed Network Usage Agreement Form.
- The Scott City School District receives its Internet access through MORENet, and all users must abide by the regulations of that consortium. The district Internet node is provided primarily for educational purposes under the direction of district staff. Non-educational use may be limited at any time by staff.
- Access to the Scott City School District network is a privilege that may be revoked by the administrators of the network at any time for abusive or inappropriate conduct. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to: the placing of unlawful information on or through the computer system; downloading files without express permission of the faculty; attempting to bypass the school’s content filter; accessing another person’s files or e-mail; the use of obscene, abusive, or otherwise objectionable language or images in either public or private files or messages; web postings that depict and/or refer to underage drinking, smoking, or other “illegal or inappropriate behavior” in the use of blogs, message boards, chat rooms, USENET groups, and other areas of cyberspace that could be offensive to any student, teacher, or parent.
- School technology resources may not be used to create, execute, or transfer any files which violate state or federal laws.
- Use of obscene, harassing, or abusive language on-line is prohibited. Good manners and good taste are the rule, no matter what environment the student may find him/herself in. Adhere to the same standards online that are expected in the classroom. Be ethical. Do not do or say anything that your parents or teachers would not approve of. If in doubt, DON’T.
- Security on any computer system is high priority, especially when the system involves many users. Attempts to login as a system administrator or any other user may result in permanent cancellation of user privileges, as will allowing anyone outside the school environment to have access to the school network. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other computer systems may be denied access. Storage media (such as floppy disks, CD/DVD, USB storage drives, etc.) are not permitted without permission from district staff.
- Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user or any of the agencies of other networks that are connected to the Internet backbone. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading/downloading of files and/or creation of computer viruses.
- All users may be held accountable, monetarily and disciplinary, for any damage they cause to district technology resources.
- The district’s technology resources are available on an as is, as available basis. Administrators of computer resources may suspend access to and/or availability of the district’s technology resources to diagnose and investigate network problems or potential violations of the law or district policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Rules and regulations of the system usage may be added and will be posted from time to time by the administrators of the district and/or the network. Users of the network are subject to these rules and regulations. Access to the Scott City School District network is a privilege that may be revoked by the administrators of the network at any time.