Wednesday, June 28, 2017
265 East Park St.
Alamo, TN 38001
Phone: 731-696-5515
Fax: 731-696-2541
Alamo City School District provides access to electronic networks, including access to the Internet, as a part of the District’s instructional program to enhance teaching and learning. The use of the District’s property must be for educational and research purposes consistent with the educational objectives of the District. The District reserves the right to monitor and assess use and content reports from District computers and networks. No person or user has an expectation of personal privacy in connection with their use of or content stored in, created, received or transmitted over any District property, including its computers and networks, unless such right is guaranteed by statue or other law.
 
In order to protect the integrity of the District’s property and to protect the interests of the District and its students, the District prohibits (1) use that causes congestion or disruption to the District’s computers and network; (2) searching, retrieving, transmitting or viewing any content in emails or other communications or documents that are not intended for that person; (3) unauthorized software use or downloading or installing unauthorized software programs or files; (4) use of network or telecommunications for non-District business including commercial activities, product advertisement, financial gain or political activity; (5) engaging in any illegal or inappropriate conduct, including but not limited to copyright infringement, plagiarism, piracy, harassment, intimidation, threats, defamatory conduct, or misrepresentation including the unauthorized use of passwords or identities of other persons.
 
Staff and students are responsible for exercising good behavior when using District computers and networks, and all users are responsible for complying with all District
policies when using District computers and networks. Staff and students are expected to take responsibility for conducting themselves in an appropriate, efficient, ethical, and legal manner when using Alamo City School District hardware, software, network resources, and Internet access. The use of information technology resources is a
privilege, not a right. Any users’ failure to exercise good behavior, to comply fully with this policy or fail to fully comply with other District policies will warrant serious
consequences including, but not limited to, loss of computer and network privileges, discipline, suspension/expulsion/termination, and legal action. All users are notified that sexually explicit or pornographic content has no place in the District and violators who use or access such content will face severe consequences including expulsion and legal action.
 
Description of Security Measures
The Internet provides access to a wide rage of material. The Alamo City School District expects staff to blend thoughtful use of the Internet throughout the curriculum. Because of constantly evolving technology, it is impossible for school personnel to review and pre-select all materials that are appropriate Internet usage in the following ways:
 
1. Filtering-To the extent possible the District shall use commercially reasonable technology protection measures that allow it to meet the requirements of the Children’s internet Protection Act (CIPA), including the use of a filter to protect against access of:
                 a. Material that is, by definition, obscene (section 1460 of title 18, U.S. Code)
                 b. Child pornography (section 2256 of Title 18, U.S. Code)
                 c. Material that is harmful to minors (further defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act)
 
2. Supervision-The District emphasizes the importance of supervision since no technology protection measure will block 100% of inappropriate material. The Alamo City School District expects all staff members to be responsible for monitoring and supervising all users of information technology resources, including the Internet, by enforcing the appropriate use of technology resources for educational and research purposes which are consistent with the educational objectives for the District.
 
3. Education-Each school year, education about online behavior including interacting on social networking sites and chat rooms, as well as issues surrounding cyberbullying awareness and response, will be covered in the curriculum.
 
Administration, Monitoring, and Privacy Rights
The District owns its computers, its networks and the content on those computers and networks. The District may enforce the operation of technology protection measures at any time and during any persons’ use of the District’s network. To insure system integrity and appropriate use of information technology resources, the District reserves the right to monitor, inspect, examine, store, and copy any information transmitted, stored, or received using information technology resources. Users shall have no expectation of privacy regarding the use of or content in information technology resources. In certain limited circumstances reserved to the discretion and decision of the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee (an administrator or other authorized person) , the technology protection measures may be disabled, circumvented, or minimized for those demonstrating a bona fide research need to access such filtered or blocked materials, or for other lawful purposes.
 
Statement Prohibiting Use Related to Discrimination, Harassment, and Defamation
The District prohibits the unauthorized use, downloading, installation, or copying of software on the District’s computer system. All forms of harassment through the use of technology, commonly referred to as cyberbullying, are unacceptable and viewed as a a violation of this policy. Cyberbullying includes, but is not limited to the following misuses of technology: harassing teasing intimidation, threatening, or terrorizing another person by sending or posting inappropriate and hurtful email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images, or website postings. The District’s computer system may not be used to defame others or disclose sensitive personal information about others.
 
Copyright Infringement of Software
The District prohibits the unauthorized use, downloading, installation, or copying of software on the District’s computer system. All software used, downloaded, installed, or copied must be approved by the District. All users must comply with applicable licensing agreements and copyright laws, and copyrighted material may not be used or
shared without authorization from the publisher.
 
Description of Other Unacceptable Users
District resources are to be used for school-related administrative and educational
purposes. The user is responsible for his or her actions and activities involving
technology. Some examples of prohibited uses include, but are not limited to the
following:
• Searching for or deliberately viewing, listening to or visiting websites with orknown for containing inappropriate material or any material that is not in supportor educational objectives, such as profane material, obscene material, sexuallyexplicit material, or pornography.• Attempting to vandalize, damage, disconnect, or disassemble any network orcomputer component.
• Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the District system or to anothercomputer system through the District system, or beyond an individual’sauthorized access. This includes (1) attempting to log in using another person’saccount; (2) accessing another person files with or without their permission. (3)sharing passwords for Internet access; (4) sharing passwords for computer, user,email accounts.
• Searching for or creating security problems as this may be construed as anunauthorized attempt to gain access, i.e., computer hacking.• Using District resources for purposes of plagiarism, theft, infringement and otherillegal or illicit purposes.
• Connecting personal property to District equipment or network, including usingpersonal cellular/mobile technology (i.e., iPhone, Blackberry) and personalwireless access the District’s property, networks, or Internet access without aBYOD policy.
• Installing software without permission of the Director of Technology or his/herdesignee or using District software in a manner inconsistent with the District’sinterests, license agreements, and applicable laws.
• Wasting District resources including bandwidth.
• Bypassing or attempting to circumvent network security, virus protection,network filtering, or policies. Using personal hotspots or tethering personalphones for Internet access is strictly prohibited.
• Using District resources, which include, but are not limited to, accessing personalor third party files, personal information, or personal email accounts such asHotmail, Yahoo mail, Gmail, etc.
• Revealing personal data of students and staff (example: PIN, social securitynumber, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, etc.)
 
• Using the system for purposes unrelated to the interests of the District such as use for commercial purposes or personal pleasure or gain. In the event a user has any questions regarding whether a use of the District’s property is appropriate under this Policy, the user must contact the Director of Technology for direction.
 
Use of Social Networking Sites
The use of certain Web 2.0 services, such as Moodle, wikis podcasts, RSS feeds andblogs emphasizing online educational collaboration and sharing among colleagues maybe permitted by the District. Users must comply with this and all other policies
concerning social networking: 
1. District staff who have a presence on social networking website are prohibitedfrom posting data, documents, photographs or inappropriate information that islikely to create a material and substantial disruption of classroom activity.
2. District staff are prohibited from accessing personal social networking sites onschool computers or during school hours except for legitimate instructionalpurposes. 
3. The Board discourages district staff from socializing with students on socialnetworking websites. The same relationship, exchange, interaction, information,or behavior that would be unacceptable in a non-technological medium isunacceptable when done through the use of technology. 
Employee Monitoring, Supervision, Enforcement, and Penalties Consequences of violations of the AUP include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Employees
  • Suspension of network privileges
  • Revocation of network privileges
  • Suspension of Internet privileges
  • Revocation of network privileges
  • Restitution for the cost of the repair and/or technician fees to repair
  • Legal action and prosecution
  • Suspension
  • Termination
Students
  • Suspension of network privileges
  • Revocation of network privileges
  • Suspension of Internet privileges
  • Revocation of Internet Privileges
  • Restitution for the cost of the repair and/or technician fees to repair
  • Legal action and prosecution
  • School suspension 
  • School expulsion
Laptop Agreement
1. I am responsible for the proper use and operation of this laptop.
2. I will not install any unauthorized software.
3. I will not try to gain unauthorized access to this laptop to install software ordevices.
4. I will not delete software that I did not install.
5. I will not copy software from this laptop to another computer.
6. If I make changes to the setting of this laptop, I will return the settings to their original ACS configuration.
7. If loss or property damage occurs to this laptop away from ACS location or due to misuse, I will be responsible for any financial obligation related to this event.
8. While at my work location, I will be responsible for having the laptop with its bag, cords, and cables in my possession.
9. I will present this laptop with its bag, cords, and cables before beginning approved leave, or at the conclusion of employment with Alamo City School.
10. Upon notice of resignation I will present my laptop with all files, data, and software intact. Erasing any of these items will be reported to the Director of Schools and School Board and may result in further disciplinary action.
11. I am aware that home use is limited to the Alamo City Employee listed on this form.
12. I will use this laptop for Alamo City School business only and will not use it for any other personal or business use.
13. I am aware that laptops are subject to collection for periodic maintenance andinspection.
14. I am aware that laptops are ACS property and are subject to inspection at any time.
15. I have read and agree with the Alamo City School Acceptable Use Policy and Regulations.