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Guest Network User Policy

Acceptable Uses For the Computer/Internet Network of the Lewiston Consolidated School District

The Lewiston Consolidated School District is pleased to make available to guests access to interconnected computer systems within the District and to the Internet, the worldwide web that provides various means of accessing significant educational materials and opportunities.  In order for the Lewiston Consolidated School District to be able to continue to make its computer network and Internet access available, all guests must take responsibility for appropriate and lawful use of the access.

 

Guests must understand that one’s misuse of the network and Internet access may jeopardize the ability of all guests to enjoy such access.  While the District’s teachers and other staff will make reasonable efforts to supervise the use of network and Internet access, they must have cooperation from all users in exercising and promoting responsible use of this access.  Listed below are the provisions of your agreement regarding computer network and Internet use. If you have any questions about the provisions, you should contact the superintendent and/or his/her designee. 

If any user violates this Policy, the guest access will be denied, if not already provided, or withdrawn and he or she may be subject to additional disciplinary action.

 

Personal Responsibility

By agreeing the acknowledgement you are agreeing to follow the rules in this Policy, and are agreeing to report any misuse of the network to the superintendent and/or his/her designee.  Misuse means any violations of this Policy or any other use that is not included in the Policy, but has the effect of harming another or his or her property.

 

Any violation of the above mentioned rules will result in suspension of ALL network privileges and could result disciplinary and or notification of authorities for appropriate action.

 

Acceptable Uses

Educational Purposes Only

The Lewiston Consolidated School District is providing access to its computer network and the internet for educational purposes only.  If you have any doubt about whether a contemplated activity is educational, you may consult with the superintendent and/or his/her designee to help you decide if a use is appropriate.

 

Net Etiquette

All users must abide by the rules of network etiquette, which includes the following:

Be Polite.  Use appropriate language.  No swearing, vulgarities, suggestive, obscene, belligerent, or threatening language.

Avoid language and uses which may be offensive to other users.  Don’t use access privileges to make, distribute, or redistribute jokes, stories, or other materials which are based upon slurs or stereotypes relating to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

 

Don’t assume that a sender of email is giving his or her permission to you to forward or redistribute the message to third parties or to give his/her email address to third parties.  This should only be done with permission or when you know that the individual would have no objection.

 

Be considerate when sending attachments with email (where this is permitted).  Be sure that the file is not too large to be accommodated by the recipient’s system and is in a format that the recipient can open.