CAL Computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Summary of CAL Community School Student Acceptable Use Policy

A variety of technology, including but not limited to computer, software, and Internet Access are available to students of CAL Community School through local and wide area network services.  We are very pleased to bring this access to the CAL school and believe these services offer vast, diverse, and unique resources to our students.

Permitted Use and Terms

The use of the Districts network and all technology services and resources is a privilege, not a right, and extends through the time a student is enrolled.  A student not in compliance with all parts of the Acceptable Use Policy is subject to disciplinary action.  The Administration may deny, revoke, suspend, or limit a student’s network account at anytime without prior notification.

Internet Use and Safety

CAL Community School has taken measures to block and/or filter access to undesirable/inappropriate sites.  While these protection measures are in place, it is impossible to filter all undesirable/inappropriate sites at all time.  CAL Community School firmly believes that the valuable information an interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the District.
*An undesirable/inappropriate site is defined as “one that portrays or depicts violence,
profanity, partial and/or full nudity, sexual acts or test, gross depictions or text,
intolerance, cult, drugs and drug culture, militant or extremist, gambling, and/or alcohol
related content”.
*Should a student inadvertently access such a site, they should notify the principal,
teacher, help desk personnel, Site Technology Coordinator or Technology Director.
immediately.  As soon as the district is aware of any such sites, measures will be
taken to filter that site immediately.
*CAL Community School may monitor online activities of students without prior
*Students caught intentionally viewing undesirable/inappropriate sites may be
disciplined as outlined in the “Consequences of Improper Use” section in the Acceptable
Use Policy.
*Students should not revel his/her personal address or phone numbers of those of any
of any other person.
*Students are strictly prohibited from engaging in online threats and insults intended to
embarrass, harass, or terrify another person.  These types of activities included but not
limited to cyber bullying, cyber harassment and cyber stalking.
*Students are prohibited from downloading software and installing that software onto
the local hard drive of any computer or onto the file server hard drive.
*Students are prohibited from signing into chat rooms unless under the direct
supervision of their teacher.

Student Email

*When using email for school, students are expected to follow email etiquette.
*Students are expected to use appropriate language.  Swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or
racial slurs and any other inflammatory or abusive language are prohibited.
*Proliferation of jokes, stories, etc. that have no education value is prohibited.
*Illegal activities are strictly forbidden.  Messages related to or in support of illegal
activities may be reported to the authorities.
*Students should not reveal personal information of themselves or other students
and teachers.
*Email is not private.  Student email will be restricted to education purposes directed
by the teacher.
*All communications and information accessible via the district’s network is property
of CAL Community School and are subject to public information requests.

Acceptable Use of CAL Community School technology, including, but not limited to:  hardware software, technology devices, network, etc.

*Students are prohibited from installing software onto the local hard drive of any
computer or onto the file server hard drive.
*Students are strictly forbidden from participating in any type of illegal activity while
using the District’s technology resources.
*Students are prohibited from altering the computer hardware or software in any way.
*Students are prohibited from changing any configuration of any computer or
technology device.
*Students are not allowed to repair hardware or software at any time.
*Non-educational gaming and other non-educational uses of technology are
*Employees and students are to save files in storage locations designated by the
Site Technology Coordinator or District Technology Director.
*Students are to login to the network using only their unique Login ID and password.
*NEVER, under any circumstances, login using anyone else’s Login ID and password.
*NEVER, under any circumstances, share your password with another student.
*If you suspect that someone else knows your password, you should contact the Site
Technology Coordinator immediately and request a password change.
*Deleting, examining, copying, or modifying files and/or data belonging to other users,
without their permission is prohibited.
*Students will be held responsible for the contents of their file storage location on the
file server or the hard drive.
*Students should monitor the contents and delete unnecessary items often.  Should
you suspect tampering with your files or file storage location, you should notify the Site
Technology Coordinator immediately.
*Students are prohibited from using any method whatsoever to gain access to
Administrator privileges to the local or wide are network.
*Students are prohibited from viewing, modifying, adding to, or deleting any part of the
system files or rights to system files of the local or wide area network.  Any attempt will
be considered as malicious hacking and will be dealt with accordingly.
*Students who witness any other person accessing prohibited system resources should
contact the Site Technology Coordinator of Technology Director immediately.
*Any user identified as a security risk or having a history of problems with other
computer systems may be denied access to the District’s technology resources.
*Students are prohibited from using the network in such a way that it disrupts the use of
the network by other users.
*Students will comply with all copyright laws.
*Students are prohibited from performing acts of vandalism.  Vandalism is defined as
any attempt to harm or destroy data or equipment of another user.
*Forgery or attempted forgery of electronic messages is prohibited.  Forgery includes
the attempt to read, delete, copy, or modify electronic messages (email, instant
message, podcasts, wikis, etc.).

Consequences of Improper Use – Students - Improper or unethical use may result in disciplinary actions. The District will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse of the District’s computer systems and network. Student actions not in compliance with the Student Acceptable Use Policy could result in:
a. User account to technology services restricted in part or completely revoked 

b. Restitution for costs associated with system restoration, hardware, software, etc. 

c. Detention 

d. In-school Suspension 

e. Loss of class credit 

f. Permanent removal from class and/or assigned an alternative class 

g. Suspended or expelled from school 

h. Alternate education assignment 

i. Criminal charges filed

 – The District’s system is provided on “as is, as available” basis. The District does not make any warranties, whether expressed or implied, including, without limitation, those of fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any services provided by the system and any information or software contained therein. The District uses a variety of vendor-supplied hardware and software. Therefore, the District does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software contained on the system will meet the user’s requirements. Neither does the District warrant that the system will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor that defects will be corrected. Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers, service providers, or other third party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not necessarily the District.