Forest Street Community School
Internet Acceptable Use
The Orange Board of Education is providing employees and students with access to the District’s electronic communication system, which includes Internet access.
The District system has a limited educational purpose. The purpose of the District system is to assist in preparing students for success in life and work in the 21st century by providing them with electronic access to a wide range of information and the ability to communicate with people throughout the world. Additionally, the system will be used to increase District communications, enhance productivity, and assist District employees in upgrading their skills through greater exchange of information with their peers. The District system will also assist the District in sharing information with the local community, including parents/guardians, social service agencies, government agencies, and business on a regular basis, as local access becomes more universal.
Users may not use the District system for commercial purposes, defined as offering or providing goods or services or purchasing goods or services for personal use. District acquisition policies will be followed for District purchase of goods or services throughout the District system.
Users may not use the system for political lobbying. District employees and students may use the system to communicate with their elected representatives and to express their opinion on political issues.
The term “educational purpose” includes the use of the system for classroom activities and professional or career development.
The District’s Acceptable Use Policy will govern all use of the District system. The policy must be read and signed as in agreement by students, parents, and employees prior to access to the Internet being available for an individual.
The District Acceptable Use Policy contains restrictions on accessing inappropriate material. The District encourages parents/guardians to specify to their child(ren) what material is not acceptable to access through the District System.
The District Acceptable Use Policy contains restrictions on accessing inappropriate material. There is a wide range of material available on the Internet, some of which may not be acceptable for the particular values of the families and students. It is not practically possible for the District to monitor and enforce a wide range of social values in student use of the Internet. Further, the District recognizes that parents/guardians bear primary responsibility for transmitting their particular set of family values to their children. The District will encourage parents/guardians to specify to their child(ren) what material is and is not acceptable for their child(ren) to access through the District system.
Parents/guardians have the right to request the termination of their child’s Internet privileges at any time.
For more information on the District's policy, visit the website Here.
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