Network Services refers to the services provided on the local area network within the school, and the Wide area network throughout the district including Internet connectivity available from the desktops of computers on the network. These services include:
- Network print service
- File sharing and storage
- Internet access
- E-mail (limited accounts)
Network Users refers to students, staff and others given access to the school network services.
Users have the right to:
- Use available technology including network services in their daily learning.
- Examine a broad range of opinions and ideas in the educational process including the right to locate, use and exchange information and ideas using network services.
- Communicate with other individuals including those accessible using network services.
Users have the responsibility to:
- Use and maintain school district hardware and software competently and respectfully.
- Use Internet to facilitate communications in support of research and education.
- Learn to appropriately use the network services.
- Follow all State and Federal statutes regarding copyright and technology use.
- Maintain and respect the privacy of the user accounts and activities of all (hacking.)
- Follow the established guidelines and acceptable computer etiquette.
- Report any violation of appropriate network etiquette to network services personnel.
- Use appropriate language at all times.
- Respect the data and files of other users (plagiarism).
- Consume resources such as paper, time, or access appropriately .
- Identify all their communication on the Internet and behave in an ethical and legal manner.
GESD Internet Safety Policy
Internet filtering software is implemented and operational, on the school district Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide area network (WAN), as of June 30, 2002.
Filtering software will be updated, per subscription guidelines, on a daily schedule by vendor employed and verified personnel as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
The filtering software should prevent access to 99 percent of all currently published web pages with content deemed not appropriate for children by the CIPA.
The school district has the option of restricting or granting access to any Web sites in the filtering software database or any web sites on the world wide web by individual users or groups of users, i.e., students, faculty and staff.