6150 Technology: Security, Sharing of Resources, Technology Acceptable Use

  • Campbell County School District (CCSD) supports the positive and productive use of technology. Our purpose in providing technology is to advance educational excellence in Campbell County schools by providing a digital environment that promotes creativity, collaboration, innovation and communication.  It is important to recognize that access to information can result in tremendous advantages, but it can also create new responsibilities of which students and staff should be aware.

    Technology use is a privilege not a right.  The CCSD Technology Acceptable Use Policy will govern the use of technology devices, digital resources, and network infrastructure. It is enacted to provide the parents, students, and staff of CCSD with a statement of purpose and explanation of the use of technology within the CCSD learning community.  It is to be read and signed before accessing technology resources in Campbell County School District. 

    Because information technology is constantly changing, not all circumstances can be anticipated or addressed in this policy.  All users are expected to understand and comply with both the “letter” and the “spirit” of this policy and show good judgment in their use of these resources.

    Definitions

    Technology: May include the devices, digital resources, and network infrastructure used within Campbell County School District.  This could include but is not limited to the CCSD network, the Internet, Google Apps for Education, email, hardware, software, printers, peripheral devices, individual computer devices, and web enabled devices.

    Information technology: Includes Internet access, blogging, podcasting, email, published and non-published documents, and various forms of multimedia technology.

    Educational use: a use that supports communication, research, and learning.

    Devices: Includes district owned/leased devices, staff owned devices, and student owned devices.

    COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act): A law created to protect the privacy of children under 13.

    CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act): A law that requires K-12 schools and libraries in the United States to use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding.

    Digital Citizenship: the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 

    Social Media: online services and tools used for publishing, sharing and discussing information. Social media is any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication.

    Services Provided

    Email Services for Staff
    Campbell County School District’s official email system for school business is First Class. Although Google email is a powerful email program that staff may use to communicate with students, First Class is the email system used to communicate with parents and other staff members.

    All district email, including First Class and CCSD Google email, belongs to the district and should not be considered private. It can be accessed for Freedom of Information requests, eDiscovery, or administrative reasons. First class email is archived for three years.

    Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

    Google Apps for Education is a free, web-based suite of programs available for staff and students in Campbell County School District. Google Apps for Education provides our students practice in using current technology applications and tools to communicate, collaborate, create and apply critical thinking. Since documents are all stored safely on Google servers, we do not have to worry about losing data from a hard drive crash or other computer glitches. Documents can be accessed using any internet-based device. 

    In Campbell County School District, access to Google Apps for Education is determined by grade level:

    • Grades K-2 will have access through a generic teacher/ class account.

    • Grades 3-6 will have their own username and password providing access to Google Apps e.g. word processing, drawing, presentation, forms, and spreadsheet programs. All elementary email accounts are turned off.

    • Grades 7-12 will have their own username and password providing access to Google Apps e.g. word processing, drawing, presentation, forms, spreadsheet and email programs. In the event that parents do not want their secondary students to have access to Google mail, they must contact their school administrator to discuss their concerns.

     

     

    Filtering & Monitoring

    Expectation of Privacy

    At any time and without prior notice, CCSD reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review, and store any and all usage of technology devices, digital resources, and network infrastructure, along with information technology as well as any information sent or received in connection with this usage. Staff and students should not have any expectation of privacy regarding such materials.

    Content Filtering - Best Intent to Protect

    Campbell County School District’s intent is to provide safe digital environments for learners and to instill safe practices and habits among the learning community. Campbell County School District uses software designed to block access to certain sites and filter content as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. §254 (CIPA). Campbell County School District is aware that not all inappropriate information can be filtered and the district will make an effort to correct any known gaps in the filtering of information without unduly inhibiting the educational use of age appropriate content by staff and students. Users will inform teachers or administrators of any inadvertent access to inappropriate material, in order that there is appropriate modification of the filtering profile. Campbell County Schools educates students about appropriate online behavior.  Digital Citizenship is taught in elementary technology classes and secondary health classes.

    Monitoring

    Campbell County School District monitors the use of the district’s network to protect the integrity and optimal operation of all computer and system networks. There is no expectation of privacy related to information stored and transmitted over the Campbell County School District network. The information on the network in general files and email is not private and is subject to review.

    Campbell County School District will cooperate with copyright protection agencies investigating copyright infringement by users on our systems.

    Technicians and computer system administrators have full access rights to the storage devices they manage as part of their duties. Routine maintenance and monitoring of the system could lead to the discovery that a user has or is violating district policies, state laws, or federal laws. Search of particular files of a user could be conducted if there was reasonable suspicion that a user has violated the law or Campbell County School District Policies.

    ADOPTION DATE: May 13, 1996; April 8, 2003; Revised January 10, 2006; Editorial Revision January 24, 2012; Replaced August 25, 2015

    LEGAL REFERENCE(S):

    CROSS REFERENCE(S): 4510, 4510-R

    ADMINISTATIVE REGULATION: 6150-R