School District 25 Policy
Adopted: June 13, 2006
Fremont County School District No. 25 (FCSD 25) provides access to local network resources as well as connectivity to the internet. Through the Internet we are connected to an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world. Teachers, administrators, educational support personnel, Board members, and other identified support personnel have access to a wide variety of resources including: access to many university and government libraries and library catalogs, electronic mail, information and news from countless federal and international agencies and governments, public domain software and shareware of all types.
The Internet is coordinated through a complex association of government agencies, business and industry networks. The smooth operation of the network relies upon the proper conduct of the end users, who must adhere to certain Wyoming Equality Network guidelines. In addition, the District has defined FCSD 25 Technology Guidelines in addressing both the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, parents, and Board Members who access not only Internet resources but also local resources. To ensure proper operations of local networks and access to the Internet, all users must follow the guidelines set forth in the FCSD 25 Technology Guidelines.
With Internet providing access to computers and people all over the world, students could also gain access to material that would not be considered to be of educational value, or to be appropriate in the context of a school setting. Fremont County School District No. 25 is committed to instructing students on the proper usage of the Internet. Site blocking is provided district-wide. However, on a global network, it is impossible to control access to all materials. An industrious user could access controversial information, if he or she was determined to do so. We firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the District.
The Internet Acceptable Use regulations are required for all staff. By signing these agreements teachers, administrators, educational support personnel, parents and Board members are acknowledging that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities as District users of the Internet. Users will be required to sign an Internet Usage Agreement in a form provided by FCSD 25. In general, this agreement requires efficient, ethical and legal utilization of the network's resources. If a Fremont County School District No. 25 student, teacher, administrator, educational support personnel, Board members, or other identified support personnel violates any of these provisions, his or her account will be terminated, and future access could be denied. Any school employee who violates the Internet Usage Agreement is subject to disciplinary action up to including termination or dismissal.