Rock Port R-II School

Acceptable Use Policy

Internet access is available to students and teachers in our school district. The access is offered as a part of a collaborative project involving the Rock Port R‑II School District and MoreNet Users Group. Our goal in providing this service is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.

The purpose of the Internet in the Rock Port R‑II School District is to support research and education in and among academic institutions in the U.S. by providing access to unique resources. Internet usage must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the Rock Port R‑II School District. Transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening, obscene, or pornographic materials.

Along with access to computers and people all over the world comes the availability of material that may not be considered of educational value in a school setting. We have taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials by teaching students responsible use and by using software to block student access to inappropriate materials.

The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in the possible cancellation of those privileges and/or other disciplinary action. Based upon the acceptable use guidelines outlined in this document, the district administrators will deem what is inappropriate use, and their decision is final. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be notified and may become involved.

Vandalism will result in cancellation of computer privileges. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data on the Internet or the district’s computer equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, uploading or creation of computer viruses.

The following activities associated with the district’s computer equipment and the Internet are not permitted:

  1. Using someone else’s Internet access or password or sharing your Internet access or password with anyone.
  2. Displaying offensive messages or pictures especially those without an educational purpose or opening or sending offensive messages or pictures from school computers.
  3. Harassing, insulting, or attacking others via the computer equipment especially using email.
  4. Employing the network for non-educational or commercial purposes including printing non-school items or intentionally wasting limited resources.
  5. Trespassing in others’ folders, work, or files ‑ including network files or unauthorized files on individual hard drives.
  6. Visiting chat room or bulletin board sites on the Internet without prior approval of the instructor/administration.
  7. Damaging, or attempting to damage computers, computer systems/software or computer networks.
  8. Violating copyright laws. Loading software on any computer, the network or networked equipment without legal license and permission.
  9. Bringing diskettes from home to use on the network without approval of the instructor/administration.

All terms and conditions as stated in this document are applicable to the students and employees of the Rock Port R‑11 School District. These terms and conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the United States of America. Any student or staff member may apply for Internet usage. To do so you must complete the designated application. Students should return the contract to the school official from whom they received the application. The application will be kept by the network administrator. The student or staff member may keep a copy of the policy for their files.