|Britton Deerfield School District|
|Bylaws & Policies|
7540.06 - DISTRICT-ISSUED STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNT
Students assigned a school e-mail account are required to utilize it for all school-related electronic communications, including those to staff members and individuals and/or organizations outside the District with whom they are communicating for school-related projects and assignments. Further, as directed and authorized by their teachers, they shall use their school-assigned e-mail account when signing-up/registering for access to various online educational services, including mobile applications/apps that will be utilized by the student for educational purposes.
This policy and any corresponding guidelines serve to establish a framework for studentís proper use of e-mail as an educational tool.
Personal e-mail accounts on providers other than the District's e-mail systemmay be blocked at any time
if concerns for network security, SPAM, or virus protection arise. Students are expected to exercise reasonable judgment and prudence and take appropriate precautions to prevent viruses from entering the District's network when opening or forwarding any e-mails or attachments to e-mails that originate from unknown sources.
Students shall not send or forward mass e-mails, even if educationally-related, without prior approval of their classroom teacher or theTechnology Director.
Students may join list servs or other e-mail services (e.g. RSS feeds) that pertain to academic work, provided the e-mails received from the list servs or other e-mail services do not become excessive or exceed the studentsí individual e-mail storage allotment. If a student is unsure whether s/he has adequate storage or should subscribe to a list serv or RSS feed, s/he should discuss the issue with his/her classroom teacher, the building principal or the District's Technology Director or IT staff. TheTechnology Director or IT staff is authorized to block e-mail from list servs or e-mail services if the e-mails received by the student becomes excessive or regularly exceed the allotted devicesí megabytes.
Students are encouraged to keep their inbox and folders organized by regularly reviewing e-mail messages and purging e-mails once they are read and no longer needed for school.
The Board does not authorize the use of its Technology Resources, including its computer network ("network"), to accept, transmit, or distribute unsolicited bulk e-mail sent through the Internet to network e-mail accounts. In addition, Internet e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the network that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing will be deemed to be counterfeit. Any attempt to send or cause such counterfeit e-mail to be sent to or through the network is unauthorized. Similarly, e-mail that is relayed from any third party's e-mail servers without the permission of that third party, or which employs similar techniques to hide or obscure the source of the e-mail, is also an unauthorized use of the network. The Board does not authorize the harvesting or collection of network e-mail addresses for the purposes of sending unsolicited eĖmail. The Board reserves the right to take all legal and technical steps available to prevent unsolicited bulk e-mail or other unauthorized e-mail from entering, utilizing, or remaining within the network. Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the network. The Board's failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of its rights.
Unauthorized use of the network in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, including the transmission of counterfeit e-mail, may result in civil and criminal penalties against the sender and/or possible disciplinary action.
Authorized Use and Training
Pursuant to Policy 7540.03, students using the District's e-mail system shall acknowledge their review of, and intent to comply with, the District's policy on acceptable use and safety by signing and submitting Form 7540.03 F1 annually.
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