Governing Board Policies
Section E: Support Services
Regulation Title: Acceptable Use of Technology Resources
Regulation Code: EJA-R
Lead Department: Technology and Telecommunication Services
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Acceptable Use of Technology resources means
technology must be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical
and legal manner and in accordance with the policies and educational
objectives of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).
This regulation is designed to guide employees in the acceptable
use of computer systems, networks, and other information technology
resources at TUSD, and should be read and interpreted in conjunction
with all other TUSD policies including but not limited to
policies prohibiting harassment, discrimination, offensive
conduct or inappropriate behavior.
- The use of TUSD technology resources, including
but not limited to, the Internet (World Wide Web), electronic
mail, hardware, software and online services, to access, transmit,
publish, display or retrieve any material in violation of
any U.S. or State laws or regulations or any material that
is contrary to the educational goals of the District is prohibited.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Copyrighted material.
- Pornographic, obscene or other sexually oriented material
(pornographic means pictures or writings that are intended
to stimulate erotic feelings by the description or portrayal
of sexual activity or the nude human form).
- Material protected by trade secret.
- Material which is threatening, promotes violence or advocates
destruction of property.
- Material which advocates or promotes violence or hatred
against a particular individual or groups of individuals or
advocates or promotes the superiority of one racial, ethnic
or religious group over another.
- Material related to gambling.
- Material related to any illegal activity.
- Material related to political elections. State law prohibits
the use of any district resources for political activities.
- Employees are reminded that use of any and all TUSD
property is primarily for TUSD business. Any personal use
of the Internet is expected to be on the user's own
time and is not to interfere with the person's job responsibilities.
- In addition, employees, while using TUSD technology
resources, may not:
- Use inappropriate or profane language or material likely
to be offensive to others in the school community, including
sexually harassing or discriminatory material.
- Use software without proof of proper licensing.
- Use software that has not been approved by TUSD's
central Technology Department for support of learning/teaching.
- Impersonate another user or transmit or publish material
- Conduct a business or other for-profit activity.
- Use district technology in such a way that the district
will incur an expense unless spending authority has been granted
by the appropriate administrator.
- Destroy, modify or abuse district owned technology or disrupt
the operation of any network within the school district or
any network connected to the Internet, including the use,
attempted use or possession of computer viruses.
- Create, transmit or retransmit chain mail.
- Failure to report any violation of the provision contained
herein to his or her supervisor.
- Use up-to-date virus protection software on any computer
on which district files are created, saved or modified; this
includes electronic mail.
- Take all reasonable precautions, including password
maintenance and file and directory protection measures, to
prevent the use of their account by other persons.
- Check district electronic mail accounts on a regular
basis. Clean and destroy unused files on a regular basis.
- Be sensitive to the fact that electronic materials
should contain proper spelling, grammar and appropriate writing
conventions and accuracy of information in all electronic
- Submit a request to TTS for any download; install
or configuring that is necessary to perform a specific job.
- Protect the privacy of TUSD's confidential
material, such as home addresses and/or personal phone numbers
- Secure their workstation by logging off or by pressing
Ctrl-Alt-Del and Enter. Staff members are not to leave workstations
unattended at any time while logged on to the TUSD network
- The District reserves the right to log an employee's
use of the Internet and monitor/limit/file-server space utilization.
- The District reserves the right to examine e-mail,
personal file directories, Internet usage and other information
stored on TUSD computers, including monitoring for appropriate
use as defined in EJC – Electronic Mail.
- An Administrator may close an account at any time.
The administrator's decision may be appealed to the
Superintendent. The account shall remain closed throughout
the process. The decision of the Superintendent is final.
Any infractions of the provisions of the acceptable use policy
may result in suspension or termination of access privileges
and/or appropriate disciplinary action up to and including
Adopted: August 3, 2004
Revised/Updated: December 17, 2004 [To Board in Friday Report]