IIBG: Computer Use
Use of District Computers/Privacy Rights
Computer systems are for educational and professional use only. All information created by staff shall be considered district property and shall be subject to unannounced monitoring by district administrators. The district retains the right to discipline any student, up to and including expulsion and any employee, up to and including termination, for violations of this policy.
Software acquired by staff using either district or personal funds, and installed on district computers, must comply with copyright laws. Proof of purchase (copy or original) must be filed in the district office.
No software, including freeware or shareware, may be installed on any district computer until cleared by the network administrator. The administrator will verify the compatibility of the software with existing software and hardware, and prescribe installation and de-installation procedures. Program files must have the Superintendent's approval to be installed on any district server or computer.
Staff shall not install unapproved hardware on district computers, or make changes to software settings that support district hardware.
The administration may conduct periodic audits of software installed on district equipment to verify legitimate use.
Employees and/or students shall have no expectation of privacy when using district e-mail or other official communication systems. Any email or computer application or information in district computers or computer systems is subject to monitoring by the administration.
Ownership of Computer Materials
Computer materials or devices created as part of any assigned district responsibility or classroom activity undertaken on school time or using school equipment shall be the property of the board.
Approved: February 15, 2010