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Los Angeles Unified School District
Chief Administrative Officer
 

DISTRIBUTION: All Schools and Offices

ROUTING: Administrators
SUBJECT: BULLETIN NO. K-19 (Rev.)
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP) FOR THE INTERNET

DATE: April 20, 1999

DIVISION: Information Technology Division

APPROVED: Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Superintendent Instruction and Curriculum

For further information, please call LAUSDnet Support, at (213) 633-1620.

This revision replaces the bulletin of the same number and subject dated August 31, 1998. The content has been updated to reflect current procedures.

I. BACKGROUND

The Internet, a network of networks, allows people to interact with hundreds of thousands of networks and computers. All connections to the Internet by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students or employees are subject to the LAUSD’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

Access to the Internet allows connections to computer systems located all over the world. Users (and parents of student users) must understand that neither the District nor any LAUSD employee controls the content of the information found on these systems. Some of the information may be controversial and may even be offensive to some individuals. Teachers or other school personnel should ensure that connections to the Internet are used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner, and such use must be in support of education and research consistent with LAUSD’s educational objectives.

II. INTERNET ACCESS

The Internet is a public network, and as such, e-mail is not private. LAUSDnet system operators have access to all user account directories and data, e-mail, personal web pages, and any other files stored on system servers. System operators may delete files at any time to conform to system storage needs.

LAUSDnet Internet services must be a free and open forum for expression. Any statement of personal belief in e-mail or other posted material is understood to be the author’s individual point of view, and not that of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the administrators of LAUSDnet, or any LAUSD office or school. However, since LAUSDnet access is provided as an instructional tool rather than a personal forum, users will not use LAUSDnet access to demean, defame, or denigrate others for race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, gender, sexual persuasion, or other reasons.

III. LAUSDnet ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY RULES AND REGULATIONS

Access to the Internet from LAUSDnet and the receipt of an LAUSDnet account is a privilege, not a right. Access to LAUSDnet is free to actively enrolled students, with a Student Identification Number, and to active LAUSD employees.

Each user, as well as a minor’s parent or guardian, voluntarily agrees to release, hold harmless, defend, and indemnify, the Los Angeles Unified School District, its officers, board members, employees, and agents, for and against all claims, actions, charges, losses or damages which arise out of the user’s use of LAUSDnet, including, but not limited to negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, property lose or damage, delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries of data, or service interruptions.

Each user acknowledges that the information available from other websites may not be accurate. Use of any of the information obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk. Los Angeles Unified District makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, regarding the quality, accuracy or validity of the data on the Internet.

The LAUSDnet AUP Rules and Regulations are listed below:

IV. ACCEPTABLE USES OF THE INTERNET INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

- Conduct research

V. UNACCEPTABLE USES OF THE INTERNET INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

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