Access to Electronic NetworksAccess to Electronic Networks(es)

Electronic networks, including the Internet, are a part of the District’s instructional program. The
Superintendent or designee shall develop an implementation plan for this policy and designate system
administrator(s) for use of computer network systems including the Internet.

For the purposes of this policy and its accompanying procedures, individual School Board members
and administrative staff members shall be treated like teachers and the term electronic network shall
include all information accessed by Internet sites, E-Mail, on-line services, bulletin board systems and
local services.

The electronic network is part of the District’s curriculum and is not a public forum for general use.
Consequently, the network may be used solely for educational purposes and school-related business
and functions. When used as part of the curriculum, the electronic network shall (1) be consistent
with the curriculum adopted by the District as well as the varied instructional needs, learning styles,
abilities, and developmental levels of the students and (2) comply with the selection criteria for
instructional materials and library-media center materials.

All network users must maintain the confidentiality of student records. Reasonable measures to
protect against unreasonable access shall be taken before confidential student information is loaded
onto the network. Staff and students have no expectation of privacy in their use of the District’s
network. Electronic communications and downloaded material may be monitored or read by school
officials.

Each District computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device that blocks entry to visual
depictions that are (1) obscene, (2) pornographic, or (3) harmful or inappropriate for students, as
defined by the Children’s Internet Protection Act and as determined by the Superintendent or
designee.

The Superintendent or designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. An
administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide
research or other lawful purpose, provided the person receives prior permission from the
Superintendent or system administrator and arrangements are in place to reactivate the filtering
system after use.

The Superintendent or designee shall include measures in this policy’s implementation plan to address the following:

No Expectation of Privacy

All information or files created, placed, transmitted, or received through the District’s computer
network may be opened, reviewed, copied and used by school officials and/their designees at any
time they deem appropriate in connection with the protection of the network, the application or
enforcement of any school policy or suspected violations of the law. There are no expectations of
privacy with respect to any such information or documents, except as may be provided by applicable
law governing the privacy of student records and information.

Internet Safety

Each District computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device that blocks entry to visual
depictions that are: (1) obscene, (2) pornographic, or (3) harmful or inappropriate for students, as
defined by federal law and as determined by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or
designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. An administrator, supervisor, or other
authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide research or other lawful purpose,
provided the person receives prior permission from the Superintendent or system administrator.

The Superintendent or designee shall include measures in this policy’s implementation plan to
address the following:

1. Ensure staff supervision of student access to online electronic networks,
2. Restrict student access to inappropriate matter as well as restricting access to harmful materials,
3. Ensure student and staff privacy, safety, and security when using electronic communications,
4. Restrict unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful activities, and
5. Restrict unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information, such as, names and addresses.

Each staff member must sign and agree to abide by the District’s Authorization for Electronic
Network Access as a condition for using the District’s electronic network. Each student and his or
her parent(s)/guardian(s) must also sign and agree to abide by the Authorization before being granted
unsupervised use.

The failure of any student or staff member to follow the terms of the Authorization for Electronic
Network Access, this policy, or its accompanying procedures will result in the loss of privileges,
disciplinary action, up to and including discharge in the case of staff, and suspension and/or expulsion
in the case of students. Illegal use of the District’s computers will result in referral to law
enforcement agencies.

LEGAL REF.: No Child Left Behind Act, 20 U.S.C. §6777.
Children’s Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. §254(h) and (l).
Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, 20 U.S.C §6751 et seq.
720 ILCS 135/0.01.

CROSS REF.: 5:100 (Staff Development Program), 5:170 (Copyright), 6:40 (Curriculum
Development), 6:210 (Instructional Materials), 6:230 (Library Resource Center),
6:260 (Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs),
7:130 (Student Rights and Responsibilities), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 7:310
(Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material)

ADOPTED: January 29, 2008

Electronic networks, including the Internet, are a part of the District’s instructional program. The
Superintendent or designee shall develop an implementation plan for this policy and designate system
administrator(s) for use of computer network systems including the Internet.

For the purposes of this policy and its accompanying procedures, individual School Board members
and administrative staff members shall be treated like teachers and the term electronic network shall
include all information accessed by Internet sites, E-Mail, on-line services, bulletin board systems and
local services.

The electronic network is part of the District’s curriculum and is not a public forum for general use.
Consequently, the network may be used solely for educational purposes and school-related business
and functions. When used as part of the curriculum, the electronic network shall (1) be consistent
with the curriculum adopted by the District as well as the varied instructional needs, learning styles,
abilities, and developmental levels of the students and (2) comply with the selection criteria for
instructional materials and library-media center materials.

All network users must maintain the confidentiality of student records. Reasonable measures to
protect against unreasonable access shall be taken before confidential student information is loaded
onto the network. Staff and students have no expectation of privacy in their use of the District’s
network. Electronic communications and downloaded material may be monitored or read by school
officials.

Each District computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device that blocks entry to visual
depictions that are (1) obscene, (2) pornographic, or (3) harmful or inappropriate for students, as
defined by the Children’s Internet Protection Act and as determined by the Superintendent or
designee.

The Superintendent or designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. An
administrator, supervisor, or other authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide
research or other lawful purpose, provided the person receives prior permission from the
Superintendent or system administrator and arrangements are in place to reactivate the filtering
system after use.

The Superintendent or designee shall include measures in this policy’s implementation plan to address the following:

No Expectation of Privacy

All information or files created, placed, transmitted, or received through the District’s computer
network may be opened, reviewed, copied and used by school officials and/their designees at any
time they deem appropriate in connection with the protection of the network, the application or
enforcement of any school policy or suspected violations of the law. There are no expectations of
privacy with respect to any such information or documents, except as may be provided by applicable
law governing the privacy of student records and information.

Internet Safety

Each District computer with Internet access shall have a filtering device that blocks entry to visual
depictions that are: (1) obscene, (2) pornographic, or (3) harmful or inappropriate for students, as
defined by federal law and as determined by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or
designee shall enforce the use of such filtering devices. An administrator, supervisor, or other
authorized person may disable the filtering device for bona fide research or other lawful purpose,
provided the person receives prior permission from the Superintendent or system administrator.

The Superintendent or designee shall include measures in this policy’s implementation plan to
address the following:

1. Ensure staff supervision of student access to online electronic networks,
2. Restrict student access to inappropriate matter as well as restricting access to harmful materials,
3. Ensure student and staff privacy, safety, and security when using electronic communications,
4. Restrict unauthorized access, including “hacking” and other unlawful activities, and
5. Restrict unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information, such as, names and addresses.

Each staff member must sign and agree to abide by the District’s Authorization for Electronic
Network Access as a condition for using the District’s electronic network. Each student and his or
her parent(s)/guardian(s) must also sign and agree to abide by the Authorization before being granted
unsupervised use.

The failure of any student or staff member to follow the terms of the Authorization for Electronic
Network Access, this policy, or its accompanying procedures will result in the loss of privileges,
disciplinary action, up to and including discharge in the case of staff, and suspension and/or expulsion
in the case of students. Illegal use of the District’s computers will result in referral to law
enforcement agencies.

LEGAL REF.: No Child Left Behind Act, 20 U.S.C. §6777.
Children’s Internet Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. §254(h) and (l).
Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, 20 U.S.C §6751 et seq.
720 ILCS 135/0.01.

CROSS REF.: 5:100 (Staff Development Program), 5:170 (Copyright), 6:40 (Curriculum
Development), 6:210 (Instructional Materials), 6:230 (Library Resource Center),
6:260 (Complaints About Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Programs),
7:130 (Student Rights and Responsibilities), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 7:310
(Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material)

ADOPTED: January 29, 2008(need es)