Reminder Of AUA

The RCS email system is made available to staff members to conduct RCS related business. Use must be in support of and consistent with educational objectives of Richmond Community Schools. The use of this system to post “For Sale” or “Want Ad” items is in violation of the RCS Acceptable Use Agreement and Board Policy #7541.
1. Acceptable Use
Electronic networks facilitate research and learning, provide access to unique resources, and give opportunities for collaborative work. All accounts are provided to achieve the educational objectives of Richmond Community Schools. Transmission of any material in violation of any United States or Indiana regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, copyrighted material, threatening, obscene material, or any material protected by trade secret.
Through computer network usage, including Internet, students and staff may participate in activities that support research, learning, and teaching. Because computer networks are fluid environments, the information, which will be available to students and staff, is constantly changing and, for this reason, such information available to individuals is difficult to regulate.
Prior to student or staff use, each user must sign an acceptable use agreement. To remain eligible as users, use must be in support of and consistent with the educational objectives. Access is a privilege, not a right. Parents/guardians must provide written permission for students to participate. Specific staff at each building will be designated to manage network related resources and responsibilities.
The Trustees specifically prohibit the following acts by users of corporation technology:
• Violating local, state, or federal law or administrative guidelines, user agreement, and/or school corporation rules, which include vandalizing, damaging, or disabling property.
• Intentionally accessing, or transmitting pornographic, profane, obscene, harassing, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language, photographs, drawings or other such material.
If a student or staff member does not follow acceptable use agreement rules, his/her network use privilege may be withdrawn and other disciplinary actions taken.
All agreements for networks must conform to the Technology Plan
The Board of School Trustees directs that the guidelines be prepared for the students and staff that define the use of electronic information resources. These guidelines and all user agreement will fully comply with the requirements established by the Indiana Department of Education for Internet Access Policies.
Adopted 2-21-9
Please refrain from using the RCS email system for communications that are not directly related to the education purposes of Richmond Community Schools.
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