Mukwonago Area School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

7540.02 - DISTRICT WEB PAGE

The School Board authorizes staff members and students to create web pages/sites that will be hosted on the Board's servers and published on the Internet. The web pages/sites must reflect the professional image of the District, its employees, and students. The content of all pages must be consistent with the Board's Mission Statement and staff-created web pages/sites are subject to prior review and approval of the Superintendent. Student-created web pages/sites are subject to Policy 5722 – School Sponsored Publications and Production. The creation of web pages/sites must be done under the supervision of a professional staff member.

The purpose of the District’s web pages/sites is to educate, inform, and communicate. The following criteria shall be used to guide the development of such web pages/sites:

 

A.

Educate

   
 

Content provided in the web site should be suitable for and usable by students and teachers to support the curriculum and the Board's Objectives as listed in the Board's Strategic Plan.

   
 

B.

Inform

   
 

Content may inform the community about the school, teachers, students, or departments, including information about curriculum, events, class projects, student activities, and departmental policies.

     
 

C.

Communicate

   
 

Content may provide an avenue to communicate with the community.

The information contained on the Board's web site should reflect and support the Board's Mission Statement, Educational Philosophy, and the School Improvement Process.

When the content includes a photograph or information relating to a student, the Board will abide by the provisions of Policy 8330 - Student Records.

All links included on web pages must also meet the above criteria and comply with State and Federal law (e.g. copyright law, Children's Internet Protection Act, ADA, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)). Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the District from linking the Board’s web site to (1) recognized news/media outlets (e.g., local newspapers' web sites, local television stations' web sites) or (2) to web sites that are developed and hosted by outside commercial vendors pursuant to a contract with the Board. The Board recognizes that such third party web sites may contain age-appropriate advertisements that are consistent with the requirements of Policy 9700.01, AG 9700B, and State and Federal law.

Under no circumstances is a web site to be used for commercial purposes, advertising, political lobbying, or to provide financial gains for any individual. Included in this prohibition is the fact no web pages contained on the District's web site may: (1) include statements or other items that support or oppose a candidate for public office, the investigation, prosecution or recall of a public official, or passage of a tax levy or bond issue; (2) link to a web site of another organization if the other web site includes such a message; or (3) communicate information that supports or opposes any labor organization or any action by, on behalf of, or against any labor organization. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the Board from linking on the District's web site to recognized news/media outlets (e.g., local newspapers' web sites, local television stations' web sites).

Pages should reflect an understanding that both internal and external audiences will be viewing the information.

School web sites must be located on Board-affiliated servers.

The Board retains all proprietary rights to the design of web sites and/or pages, absent written agreement to the contrary.

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