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Technology Department
Contact Information
Paul Goulet
Technology Coordinator
pgoulet@sccs.cnyric.org
(315)-387-3465 ext. 1925
Shelley Blodgett
Curriculum Integration Technology Coordinator
sblodget@sccs.cnyric.org
(315)-387-3465 ext. 1925
David VanSanford
LAN Administrator
dvansanf@sccs.cnyric.org
(315)-387-3465 ext. 1925
Charles Worden
LAN Administrator
cworden@sccs.cnyric.org
(315)-387-3465 ext. 1925
Technology Forms
Sandy Creek Central School District Technology Resources (DTR) User Regulations

   Sandy Creek Central School (SCCS) is committed to optimizing student learning and teaching. SCCS considers student access to District Technology Resources (DTR) to be a powerful and valuable educational and research tool, and encourages the use of computers and computer-related technology in district classrooms solely for the purpose of advancing and promoting learning and teaching.
All users of SCCS's computer network and the Internet must understand that use is a privilege, not a right, and that use carries responsibility. SCCS assumes no responsibility for the quality, availability, accuracy, nature or reliability of the service and / or information provided. Users of the DTR use information at their own risk. Each user is responsible for verifying the integrity and authenticity of the information that is used and provided. SCCS will not be responsible for any damages suffered by any use, including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or the errors or omissions of any user.
The district also will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from the use of, or access to, the district's technology resources. Further, even though SCCS may use technical or manual means to regulate access and information, these methods do not provide a foolproof means of enforcing the provisions of the district policy and regulations.

ACCEPTABLE USE AND CONDUCT
- Access to the DTR is provided solely for educational purposes and research consistent with the district's mission and goals.
- Use of the DTR is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use may result in the suspension or revocation of that privilege.

ACCEPTABLE USE AND CONDUCT AS THEY PERTAIN TO THE DISTRICT NETWORK:

- Each individual in whose name an access account is issued is responsible at all times for its proper use.
- All network users will be issued a login name and password. Passwords should be changed periodically.
- All network users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. This includes being polite and using only appropriate language. Abusive language, vulgarities and swear words are all inappropriate.
- Network users identifying a security problem on the district's network must notify the appropriate teacher, administrator or computer network coordinator. Under no circumstances should the user demonstrate the problem to anyone other than to the district official or employee being notified.
- Any network user identified as a security risk or having a history of violations of district computer use guidelines may be denied access to the district's network.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITY AND USES
The following is a list of prohibited activities concerning use of the district technology resources (DTR). Violation of any of these prohibitions may result in discipline or other appropriate penalties, including suspension or revocation of a user's access to the network.
- Using the DTR for commercial activity, including advertising.
- Infringing on any copyrights or other intellectual property rights, including copying, installing, receiving, transmitting or making available any copyrighted software on the district computer network.
- Using the DTR to receive, transmit or make available to others obscene, offensive, or sexually explicit material.
- Using the DTR to receive, transmit or make available to others material which promotes violence or advocates the destruction of property. This includes information concerning the manufacture of incendiary devices.
- Using the DTR to receive, transmit or make available to others messages that are racist, sexist, abusive or harassing to others.
- Using another user's network account or password.
- Students are not permitted to share their network account (login name and password) with other students.
- Attempting to access, read, delete, copy or modify the electronic mail (e-mail) of other users and deliberately interfering with the ability of other systems to send and/or receive e-mail.
- Forging or attempting to forge e-mail messages.
- Engaging in vandalism. (Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy district equipment or materials, data of another user of the district's network or of any of the entities of other networks that are connected to the Internet. This includes, but is not limited to, creating and/or placing a computer virus on the network.)
- Using the network to receive, transmit or make available to others a message that is inconsistent with the district's code of conduct (i.e. student handbooks, teacher's handbook, discipline policies, etc.).
- Revealing the personal address, telephone number or other personal information of oneself or another person (i.e. credit card account numbers)
- Student use of the school network for chat rooms and newsgroups is prohibited.
- Intentionally disrupting network traffic or crashing the network and connected systems.
- Installing personal software or downloading data from the Internet on the district's computers and/or network without the permission of the appropriate district official or employee.
- Using DTR for commercial or financial gain or fraud.
- Stealing data, equipment or intellectual property.
- Gaining or seeking to gain unauthorized access to any files, resources, or computer or phone systems, or vandalize the data of another user.
- Using the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked or allowing another.
- Using the network in a fashion inconsistent with directions from teachers and other staff and generally accepted network etiquette.
- Students are not permitted to share their network account (login name and password) with other students.

NO PRIVACY GUARANTEE
Anyone using the district's DTR should not expect, nor does the district guarantee privacy for electronic mail (e-mail) or any use of the DTR. The district reserves the right to access and view any material stored on district equipment or any material used in conjunction with the DTR.

SANCTIONS

All users of the DTR are required to comply with the district's policy and regulations. Failure to comply with the policy or regulations may result in disciplinary action as well as suspension and/or revocation of District Technology Resource privileges.
In addition, illegal activities are strictly prohibited. Any information pertaining to or implicating illegal activity will be reported to the proper authorities. Transmission of any material in violation of any federal, state and/or local law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to materials protected by copyright, threatening or obscene material or material protected by trade secret. Users must respect all intellectual and property rights and laws.

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