GCSA - Falmouth Public Schools Employee Computer and Internet Use
Falmouth Public School’s computers, network and Internet access are provided to support the educational mission of the schools. This policy and the accompanying rules also apply to computers issued directly to staff, whether in use at school or off school premises. Employees are allowed to use privately-owned computers at school with prior authorization, provided that they comply with this policy and the accompanying rules.
Personal Use of School Devices/Network
School technology systems are provided for purposes related to school programs and operations, and performance of employees’ job responsibilities and should be used for all official, school-related communication. Incidental personal use of school computers is permitted as long as such use:
does not interfere with an employee’s job responsibilities and performance;
does not interfere with system operations or other system users; and,
does not violate this policy and the accompanying rules, or any other Board policy/procedure or school rules.
IT staff and administrators will report personal use violations or other issues that may arise to the Superintendent.
Policy and Rules are Mandatory
Compliance with this policy and the accompanying rules concerning computer use is mandatory. An employee who violates this policy and/or any rules governing use of the school unit’s computers shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Illegal use of the school unit’s computers will also result in referral to law enforcement.
No Right to Privacy
Falmouth Public School computers remain under the control, custody and supervision of the school unit at all times. The school unit reserves the right to monitor all computer and Internet activity by employees, whether on or off school premises. Employees have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers, network and Internet services.
Notification of Policy and Rules
Employees shall be informed of this policy and the accompanying rules through handbooks, staff orientations, faculty presentations, and/or other means selected by the Superintendent including individually signed statements of policy compliance.
Implementation and Rules
The Superintendent or his/her designee is responsible for implementing this policy and the accompanying rules. Additional administrative procedures or school rules governing the day-to-day management and operations of the school unit’s computer system may be implemented, consistent with Board policies and rules.
Approved: June 12, 2002
Revised: October 18, 2011
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