Bring Your Own Technology Policy
Violations of Technology Usage Policies and Procedures
Use of technology resources in a disruptive, manifestly inappropriate or illegal manner impairs the district’s mission, squanders resources and will not be tolerated. Therefor, a consistently high level of personal responsibility is expected of all users granted access to the district’s technology resources. Any violation of district policies or procedures regarding technology usage may result in temporary, long-term or permanent suspension of user privileges. User privileges may be suspended pending investigation into the use of the district’s technology resources.
Students may be suspended or expelled for violating the district's technology policies and procedures. Any attempted violation of the district’s technology policies or procedures, regardless of the success or failure of the attempt, may result in the same discipline or suspension of privileges as that of an actual violation.

Damages
All damages incurred by the district due to a user’s intentional or negligent misuse of the district’s technology resources, including loss of property and staff time, will be charged to the user. The superintendent and his/her designee have the authority to sign any criminal complaint regarding damage to district technology.

No Warranty/No Endorsement
The district make no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services, products or access it provides. The district’s technology resources are available on an “as is, as available” basis. The district is not responsible for loss of data, delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions. The district does not endorse the content nor guarantee the accuracy or quality of information obtained using the district’s technology resources.

Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Engaging in practices that threaten or compromise the integrity of technology resources (e.g., loading files that may introduce a virus).
2. Transmission of obscene, profane, or offensive material utilizing any district technology resource (e.g., accessing erotic materials, jokes, or material that violate the district’s harassment policies or creates an intimidating or hostile environment). (also in USD 373 AUP)
3. Violating copyright and/or software piracy laws. (also in USD 373 AUP)
4. Transmission, installation or use of technology resources not supported by the district or that violates licensing agreement.
5. Impersonating or enabling the impersonation of another user, including the use or distribution of others’ logins, passwords or other security credentials.
6. Trespassing in others’ folders, documents, or files.
7. Employing technology resources for commercial and/or political purposes without prior approval by the district (e.g., advertising or providing links to a home based business). (also in USD 373 AUP)
8. Violating regulations prescribed by the district Internet Service Provider (ISP) or technology resource partners.
9. Employing efforts or applications to bypass district security (e.g., use of web proxies, evasion of computer access restrictions.
10. Use of technology resources that disrupt the academic environment or work of other district users. (also in USD 373 AUP)
11. Employing technology resources in any manner inconsistent with board policy, state or federal law.
12. Violations of the Acceptable Usage Policy are to be reported to the user's’ immediate supervisor or the Director of Technology. Any violation of district policies or procedures regarding technology usage may result in temporary,long-term or permanent suspension of user privileges. User privileges may be suspended pending investigation into the use of the district’s technology resources. When applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved.

13. All policies stated in the USD 373 Acceptable Use Policy also apply.

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