All use of the District’s electronic networks shall: 1) in support of education and/or research, and be in furtherance of the School Board’s stated goal, or 2) for a legitimate school business purpose. Use is a privilege, not a right. Students and staff members have no expectation of privacy in any material that is stored, transmitted, or received via the District’s electronic network or District computers.
It is the responsibility of each student to use electronic technology (computers, the Internet, etc.) in an appropriate manner. Failure to do so can result in the loss of the right to use such technology, as well as, other disciplinary action.
1. School officials may not request or require a student or his or her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related account information to gain access to the student’s account or profile on a social networking website.
2. School officials may conduct an investigation or require a student to cooperate in an investigation if there is specific information about activity on the student’s account on a social networking website that violates a school disciplinary rule or policy. In the course of an investigation, the student may be required to share the content that is reported in order to allow school officials to make a factual determination.
A social networking site is defined as an Internet-based service which allows individuals to 1) construct a public or semi-public profile; 2) create a list of other users with whom they share a connection within the system; and 3) view and navigate their list of connections and those made by others within the system (i. e. Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram).