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Student Responsible Use Policy

Crandall ISD provides students with access to the District’s electronic communications system for educational purposes. The electronic communications system is defined as the District’s network, servers, computers, mobile devices, peripherals, applications, databases, online resources, Internet access, email, and any other technology designated for use by students. With this educational opportunity comes responsibility. While the District uses filtering technology and protection measures to restrict access to inappropriate material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent such access. It will be each student’s responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate and responsible use. Access to the Crandall ISD network is a privilege, and administrators and faculty may review files and messages to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are acting responsibly.

All students in Crandall ISD must adhere to the following standards of responsible use:
● The District may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district servers will always be private.
● Students are always responsible for their use of the District’s electronic communication system and must assume personal responsibility to behave ethically and responsibly, even when technology provides them the freedom to do otherwise.
● Students must use the Crandall ISD filtered wireless network during the school day when using personal electronic devices. Personal data plan use is prohibited.
● Students must not access, modify, download, or install computer programs, files, or information belonging to others.
● Students must not waste or abuse school resources through unauthorized system use (e.g., playing online games, downloading music, watching video broadcasts, participating in chat rooms, etc.).
● Students must not alter computers, networks, printers, or other equipment except as directed by a staff member.
● Technology, including electronic communication, should be used for appropriate educational purposes 43 only and should be consistent with the educational objectives of Crandall ISD.
● Students must not release personal information on the Internet or electronic communications.
● Personal CISD network access information should not be conveyed to other students, nor attempts are made to use anyone else’s accounts.
● If a student finds an inappropriate site or image, he or she must immediately minimize the program and contact the instructor.
● Students must not create/publish/submit, or display any abusive, obscene, sexually-oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation or illegal and should report any instances encountered.
● By accepting Crandall ISD devices, students and parents accept fiscal responsibility for damages, loss, or destruction.
● Students withdrawing from the district must return all devices, including chargers. If devices have been lost, students and/or parents will owe fees to cover the cost of the missing equipment.
● Students shall adhere to all laws and statutes related to issues of copyright or plagiarism. Violation of any of these standards may result in the suspension of computer use, internet privileges, and/or other disciplinary action. The district makes no guarantee that the functions or the services provided by or through the district system will be error-free or without defect.

The District will not be responsible for any damage the user may suffer, including but not limited to loss of data or interruptions of service. The District is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the system. The District will not be responsible for financial obligations arising from unauthorized use of the system.

Unacceptable and Inappropriate Use of Technology Resources
Students are prohibited from possessing, sending, forwarding, posting, accessing, or displaying electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually-oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal. This prohibition also applies to conduct off-school property, whether on district-owned or personally owned equipment, if it results in a substantial disruption to the educational environment. Any person taking, disseminating, transferring, possessing, or sharing obscene, sexually-oriented, lewd, or otherwise illegal images or other content—commonly referred to as “sexting”—will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, may be required to complete an educational program related to the dangers of this type of behavior, and, in certain circumstances, may be reported to law enforcement.

This type of behavior may constitute bullying or harassment, as well as impede future endeavors of a student. We encourage parents to review with their child the "Before You Text" Sexting Prevention Course, a state developed program that addresses the consequences of sexting.

Any student who engages in conduct that results in a breach of the district’s computer security will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. In some cases, the consequence may be expulsion.