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The Georgetown Public School District realizes the limitless potential for information and communication provided by the Internet.  The availability of this communication vehicle provides an opportunity for students and staff to access and contribute to the world of information related to curriculum, instruction, school, District, and school community related activities.  Therefore, the Georgetown Public School District will use the Internet as an effective, efficient and timely source of information, method of communication and vehicle for resource collection.  In order to take advantage of the opportunities the Internet provides, the Committee authorizes the creation of school and/or District Web pages on the Internet.


Only those web pages maintained in accordance with Committee policy and established procedures shall be recognized as official representations of the District or individual schools.  All information on a school or District Web page must accurately reflect the mission, goals, policies, program, and activities of the school and District.  The Web pages must have a purpose that falls within at least one of three categories:


1.      Support of curriculum and instruction – intended to provide links to Internet resources for students, parents and staff in the District.

2.      Public information – intended to communicate information about the schools and District to students, staff, parents, community, and the world at large.

3.      District technology support – intended to provide and respond to instructional and administrative technology needs of students and staff.


The Superintendent shall designate an individual(s) to be responsible to maintaining the official District web page and monitoring all District Web page activity.  A building Principal shall make such designation for an individual school.  Schools or departments that wish to publish a Web page must identify an appropriately qualified publisher and/or author.


As with any instructional materials or publication used by or representing the school or District, the building Principal or Superintendent, respectively, are ultimately responsible for accuracy and appropriateness of the information made available at the Web site.  Concern about the content of any page(s) created by students or staff should be directed to the building Principal or to the Superintendent’s office when related to the District Web site.

 Web sites developed under contract for the Georgetown Public School District or within the scope of employment by Georgetown Public School District employees are the property of the Georgetown Public School District.


Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, this policy is to be reviewed and updated on an annual basis or more frequently if required.




Adopted on:     April 24, 2008
Revised on:    Januayr 14, 2010
Subpages (1): IJNDC-R