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RSSD Student Technology Use Agreement

Student Internet and Computer Usage Agreement
Reeds Spring R-IV School District believes that the benefits to students from access to the
Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, far exceed any
disadvantages of access. However, the District does not have control of the information on the
Internet, nor can it effectively limit authorized users from access to full range of information
available. Some sites accessible via the Internet may contain material that is pornographic,
sexually explicit, illegal, defamatory, and otherwise offensive to some people.

The Reeds Spring R-IV School District realizes that guidelines must be set to ensure that the
appropriate activities take place in the learning environment. Acceptable uses of the Internet are
activities resulting from specific tasks and assignments that support learning, promote the
District’s goals and objectives, and advance the mission of the District. Unacceptable uses are
those which violate the rights and privacy of others; violate copyright law; spread computer
viruses; deliberately attempt to degrade or disrupt system performance; and locate, transmit,
receive, store or print files or messages that are profane, obscene, or that use language that is
offensive or degrading to others. Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate
use will result in a cancellation of those privileges and possible disciplinary action.
The Reeds Spring R-IV School District, through strict, in-school supervision and clearly defined
standards of usage, is working to foster responsible Internet usage. However, parent(s) and
guardian(s) of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children
or ward should follow. The District supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether
to participate in Internet usage.

The District shall use filtering, blocking or other technology t protect students from accessing
Internet sites that contain visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography or harmful to
minors. The District shall comply with the applicable provisions of the Children’s Internet
Protection Act (CIPA), and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA).
Standards of Usage

Access to the Internet is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the world at large. This
opportunity brings with it a number of responsibilities. These guidelines are provided so that
users are aware of the responsibilities they are about to acquire.
A. Use of the District’s network is a privilege that may be revoked at any time for abusive
conduct. Such conduct would include, but is not limited to, the following guidelines.
1. Users shall not access, view, transfer, or store any material in any form which is
pornographic, sexually explicit, illegal, defamatory, or potentially offensive to others.
2. Users who intentionally access such material shall immediately terminate such access.
3. Users shall not trespass in the folders, work, files, or data of others.
4. Users shall not violate copyright laws; i.e., use someone else’s work for one’s own or
download copyrighted material.
5. Users shall not gain unauthorized access to resources or entities.
6. Users shall not use an account of another user, only their assigned account or a guest
account where it has been allowed by the administration.
7. Users shall not abuse, harass, insult, threaten or attack others or invade the privacy of
individuals.
8. Users shall not use inappropriate language; language that uses vulgarities or
obscenities, libels others, or uses other inappropriate references.
9. Users shall not damage computers, computer systems, computer networks, or computer
data.
10. Users shall not store, transfer, or use games, music, videos, or other resources which
are not directly related to curriculum on district-owned computer or network equipment.
B. Students are responsible for the use of their computer login information. Giving out an
email address or password to unauthorized users is forbidden. The user should not reveal
personal information to anyone. This includes, but is not limited to, home address, phone
number, and password.
C. The network administrator must be notified if a security problem is identified. The user
should not demonstrate the problem to anyone other than the network administrator. In
addition, attempts to log on as a system administrator will result in revocation of all
computer privileges. Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of
problems with other computer systems will be denied access.
D. Reeds Spring R-IV School District reserves the right to edit or remove any material
stored in files that any staff member believes may be in conflict with the above standards.
Users should not expect that files stored on the District’s servers will be private or
confidential.
F. Students will only be allowed to use the Internet for educational purposes. Teachers are
responsible for teaching proper techniques and standards for participation, for guiding
student access to appropriate use of technological resources, and for ensuring that
students understand that misuse will result in the loss of access privileges.

Consequences:
The consequences for violating the District’s Internet and Computer Usage Agreement include,
but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
1. Suspension of Internet access;
2. Revocation of Internet access;
3. Suspension of network privileges;
4. Revocation of network privileges;
5. Suspension of computer access;
6. Revocation of computer access;
7. Expulsion

Exception of Terms and Conditions
Reeds Spring R-IV School District makes no warranties of any kind whether expressed or implied
for the service provided. The District will not be responsible for any damages incurred while on
this system. These damages include, but are not limited to, loss of data, non-deliveries,
misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by the system or the user’s error or omissions. Use
of any information obtained via the information system is at the user’s own risk. Reeds Spring RIV
School District specifically denies any responsibility for accuracy or quality of information
obtained through electronic information resources.
Student users of the District computer resources are responsible for respecting and adhering to
local, state, federal, and international laws governing usage of available technology. Any attempt
to violate the provisions of the District’s rules and regulations governing usage may result in
revocation of user privileges, suspension or other disciplinary action appropriate to the
circumstances.
Information services and features contained on the Internet are intended for private use of its
patrons, and commercial or other authorized use of those materials, in any form, is expressly
forbidden.
All terms and conditions as stated in this document are applicable to the Reeds Spring R-IV
School District. These terms and conditions reflect the entire agreement of the parties and
supersede all prior oral or written agreements and understandings of the parties. These terms and
conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri,
United States of America.