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Administrative Procedures for Implementation 

 The Georgetown Public Schools will:


           1.          Prohibit non-commercial use of the system/network.

           2.          Provide training to users in the proper use of technology systems.

3.          Provide each user with copies of the Acceptable Use Policy and Procedures.

4.          Prohibit the installation of copyrighted software or data on the District system/network without permission from the holder of the copyright and the system administrator.

5.          Grant access to employees and students with a signed acceptable use agreement and permission of the district.

6.          Record account names & acceptable use agreements and keep them on file at the building level.

7.          Set initial passwords provided by the network administrator to expire on login.

8.          Require that all passwords be kept confidential. All passwords shall be protected by the user and not shared or displayed and reset every six months for grades 7-12.

9.          Authorize principals or their designee to monitor or examine all system activities, including electronic mail transmissions, as deemed appropriate to ensure proper use of electronic resources.

10.        Establish appropriate retention and backup schedules.

11.        Expect that all individual users shall, at all times, be responsible for the proper use of accounts issued in their name.

12.        Prohibit the system/network from being used for illegal purposes, in support of illegal activities, or for any activity prohibited by District policy.

13.        Prohibit system users from using another user’s account.

14.        Prohibit system users from purging electronic information, data & communication according to State retention guidelines.

15.        Permit system users to redistribute copyrighted material only with the written permission of the copyright holder or designee. Such permission must be specified in the document or in accordance with applicable copyright laws, District policy, and administrative procedures.

16.        Prohibit any malicious attempt to harm or destroy equipment, materials, data, or programs.

17.        Prohibit deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt system performance may be viewed as violations of District policy and/or as criminal activity under applicable state and federal laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses and malware.

18.        Prohibit the use of inappropriate language; swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, and other inflammatory language.

19.        Transmitting or viewing obscene material is prohibited and illegal.

20.        Prohibit revealing personal information (addresses, phone numbers, etc.) without prior authorization. 

21.        Cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the District’s system/network.

22.        Prohibit students and staff from using personal social network accounts on school computers.


A user who violates District policy or administrative procedures will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action and/or prosecution.



Revised on: November 16, 2017