7.10 - Internet Acceptable Use

  • Instruction
    Barrington 220 provides electronic networks, including the Internet, in the district's instructional program in order to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.
    The district is not responsible for any information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable when using the network, or for any information that is retrieved via the Internet. Furthermore, the district will not be responsible for any unauthorized charges or fees resulting from access to the Internet.
    Curriculum and Appropriate Online Behavior
    The use of the district’s electronic networks shall (1) be consistent with the curriculum adopted by the district as well as the varied instructional needs, learning styles, abilities, and developmental levels of the students, and (2) comply with the selection criteria for instructional materials and library-media center materials. As required by federal law and Board Policy 6:60, Curriculum Content, students will learn about appropriate online behavior, including but not limited to: (1) interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and (2) cyber-bullying awareness and response. Teachers may, consistent with the district’s implementation plan, use the Internet throughout the curriculum. The district’s electronic network is part of the curriculum and is not a public forum for general use.
    Acceptable Use
    All use of the district's electronic network must be (1) in support of education and/or research, and be in furtherance of the district’s stated goals, or (2) for a legitimate school-related business purpose. Use is a privilege, not a right. General rules for behavior and communications apply when using electronic networks. Electronic communications and downloaded material, including files deleted from a user's account but not erased, may be monitored or read by school officials.