Technology Responsible Use Policy
Our staff and students use technology to learn. Technology is essential to facilitate the creative problem solving, information fluency, and collaboration that we see in today’s global economy. While we want our students to be active contributors in our connected world, we also want them to be safe, legal, and responsible. This Responsible Use Policy (RUP) supports our vision of technology use and upholds in our users a strong sense of digital citizenship. This policy applies to all CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD computer networks (including the resources made available by them), and all devices connected to those networks.
Responsible Use and Digital Citizenship
Respect Yourself: I will select online names that are appropriate, and I will be polite and use appropriate language/content in all online posts.
Protect Yourself: I will not publish personal details, contact details or a schedule of activities for myself or anyone else. I understand that unless otherwise authorized, I am the owner of my accounts, and I am responsible for all activity initiated by and/or performed under these accounts. I understand that it is my responsibility to appropriately secure my account credentials. I understand that I am responsible for maintaining and backing up all of my own data. If I am uncertain whether a specific computer activity is permitted or appropriate, I will ask a teacher/administrator before engaging in that activity
Respect Others: I will not use technologies to bully or tease other people. I will not make audio or video recordings of students/employees without their prior permission. I understand that posing as someone else is forbidden and I will not pose as a user other than myself when online. I will be careful and aware when printing to avoid wasting resources and printing unnecessary items.
Protect Others: I will help maintain a safe computing environment by notifying appropriate campus officials of inappropriate behavior, vulnerabilities, risks, and breaches involving campus technology. Respect Intellectual Property: I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media, etc. I
will respect all copyrights.
Protect Intellectual Property: I will request to use the software and media that others produce.
Technology is to be utilized in conformity with laws of the United States and the State of Texas. Violations
include, but are not limited to, the following:
Bring Your Own Technology
CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD is now allowing staff and students the option to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). Staff may use a personal device in place of (or along with) their district assigned devices if they choose. Students may use a personal device in class for instructional use with teacher permission. I understand that if my device is damaged or stolen while on CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD property I will not hold the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD liable for the replacement or repair of my device. I understand that any data and/or SMS/MMS (texting) charges will not be reimbursed by the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD.
I understand that for my device to be compatible with the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD BYOT initiative some software may need to be installed on the device. I understand that the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD may provide accessories that can be installed and used with my personal device. These accessories will remain district property and will be maintained according to the currently established procedures in the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD. At such time as I choose to leave the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD, any of the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD owned accessories will be returned prior to my last day, and I will be responsible for removing any licensed CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD software from my device(s). I understand that I will only have access to the guest wireless service that the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD has provided. I understand that I will not have access to the wired network. I understand that my Internet will still be filtered by the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD content filter when I am connected to the guest wireless service.
Google Apps and Other Third Party Accounts
In accordance with our district mission, goals and our vision for technology our students may require accounts in third party systems. Many of these accounts will be used at school for school related projects but may also be accessed outside of school with their parents’ permission. The use of these accounts will help our students to master effective and proper online communications as required in the PreK-12 Technology Applications Standards.
By signing and returning this document, I give permission to the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD to create and manage third party accounts (including but not limited to: Google Apps, Prezi, and VoiceThread) for my child. If you would like to deny the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD permission to do this, you must check the box below and return this form to the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD by September 1st of each school year.
I do not give the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD permission to create and manage third party accounts for my child. I understand that they will not be able to participate in certain projects which require these accounts.
I understand and will abide by this Responsible Use Policy. If I break this agreement, the consequences could include suspension of your accounts and network access. In addition you could face disciplinary/legal action including but not limited to: criminal prosecution and/or penalty under appropriate
state and federal laws.
The following actions are not permitted and could result in the consequences outlined above:
o " Using the Internet for financial gain, personal advertising, promotion, non-government related fundraising, or public relations
o " Political activity: lobbying for personal political purposes, or activities such as solicitation for religious purposes
Users may not send, save, view, forward, or create harassing or offensive content/messages. Offensive material includes, but is not limited to, pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit material, sexual comments, jokes or images that would violate school policies. The school policies against harassment and discrimination apply to the use of technology.
The Director of Information Technology Services and the campus principal will deem what is considered to be inappropriate use of the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD computer network. They may suspend an account or network access at any time. In addition, the administration, faculty, and staff of the CENTRAL HEIGHTS ISD may request that a user’s account be suspended or denied at any time. If a signed copy of this document is not returned to your school by the end of the first week of school of each school year it will be assumed that you agree to the provisions outlined within it.
Central Heights ISD
Technology Responsible Use Agreement
Updated Fall 2012