Computer, Telecommunication and Network Resources General
The following guidelines and policies apply to:
Students who use computers belonging to the Paradise Valley
Unified School District.
Students who access network resources available through
the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
Network access, including the Internet, is available to
students. Our goal in providing this service is to promote instruction
and learning. The district has taken technical and organizational precautions
to restrict access to controversial materials; however, on a shared network
it is impossible to control all controversial materials. The district
believes the valuable information and interaction available on our network
and the Internet far outweigh the possibility that users may experience
material inconsistent with the educational goals of the district.
Guidelines for Acceptable Use
Computers, telecommunications and network resources are
to be used for educational purposes only.
Students shall not purposely submit, publish, display
or retrieve any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, threatening,
sexually oriented, racially offensive or illegal material.
Students shall abide by all copyright and trademark laws
Students shall not reveal personally identifiable data
unless authorized to do so by designated school authorities.
Students shall not reveal their personal logins/passwords
or attempt to discover the logins/passwords of others.
Students shall not use the network in any way that would
disrupt the use of the network by others.
Students shall not attempt to harm hardware, software
or data, nor interfere with the security of any computer, telecommunication
or network resource.
Privileges and Responsibilities
The use of Paradise Valley Unified School District computer,
telecommunication and network resources is a privilege, not a right, and
may be revoked at any time. Violations of this privilege may result in
disciplinary action under the guidelines and through the authority of
the Governing Board and its policies.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District reserves the
right to monitor the use of district computer, telecommunications and
network resources. In particular, electronic mail or direct electronic
communication is not private and may be read and monitored by school personnel.
Should it become necessary, files may be deleted. The Paradise Valley
Unified School District is not responsible for any service interruptions,
changes or consequences resulting from system use, even if these arise
from circumstances under the control of the district.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District may make rules,
as needed, for the operation of the system.