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The Board recognizes the need for students of the Elko County School District to access and use information in our information-oriented society. One of the fastest growing systems for worldwide access to information is the Internet.

With access to various types of electronic devices1, students can access networks all over the world and the possibility exists that some material may not be considered to have educational value in the context of the school setting. Through the “Acceptable Use Policy,” the Elko County School District has taken precautions to restrict access to controversial materials and inform users of the proper use of electronic devices that access the Internet. However, on a global network, it is impossible to control all information. An industrious user may discover these controversial materials, either on purpose or by accident.

Elko County School District firmly believes that the value of the information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that an occasional user may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the school district.

Students are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or a school hallway. Communications on the network are often public in nature.  General school rules for behavior and communications apply.

Network storage areas may be treated like school lockers. Network administrators may review files, email, text messages, video, pictures and other communications to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are using the system responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district equipment will be private.

During school, teachers will guide students toward appropriate materials. Outside of school, families bear the same responsibility for such guidance as they exercise with information sources such as television, telephones, movies, radio, and other potentially offensive media.