Palm Acceptable Use Agreement form
The Internet and
other on-line resources provided by the Royal Palm are intended to be
use to support the instructional program and further student learning.
The Royal Palm network facilities are to be used in a responsible,
efficient, and legal manner in accordance with the mission of the
Atlanta Public School District.
Internet contains an unregulated collection of resources, the district
cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or the appropriateness
of any material that a student may encounter. Therefore, before using
the districts on-line resources, each student and his/her
parent/guardian shall sign and return a Royal Palm Acceptable Use
Agreement. This agreement shall specify user obligations and
responsibilities and shall indemnify the district for any damages. The
parent/guardian shall agree to not hold the district responsible for
materials acquired by the student on the system, for violations of
copyright restrictions, users mistakes or negligence or any costs
incurred by users.
shall supervise students while using on-line services at the school
site, and may ask instructional assistants and student aides to assist
in this supervision.
The principal or
designee shall oversee the maintenance of each schools technological
resources and may establish guidelines and limits on their use. He/she
shall ensure that all students using these resources receive training in
their proper use.
obligations and responsibilities
authorized to use the districts on-line services in accordance with
user obligations and responsibilities specified below and in accordance
with Board policy number JIBD/GBEE date issued 9/13/99 and the
districts Acceptable Use Agreement.
principal or designee shall make all decisions regarding whether or not
a user has violated these regulations and may deny, revoke or suspend a
users access at any time. The decision of the principal or designee
shall be final.
student in whose name an on-line services account is issued is
responsible for its proper use at all times. Users shall keep
personal account numbers, home addresses and telephone numbers
private. They shall use the system only under their own account
districts system shall be used only for purposes related to
education. Commercial, political and/or personal use unrelated to an
educational purpose is strictly prohibited
district reserves the right to monitor any on-line communications
for improper use. Electronic communications and downloaded material,
including files deleted from a users account, may be monitored or
read by district officials.
use of the districts system is a privilege, not a right, and
inappropriate use may result in a cancellation of those privileges.
are prohibited from accessing, posting, submitting, publishing or
displaying harmful matter or material that is threatening, obscene,
disruptive or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as
harassment or disparagement of other based on their race, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or
political beliefs. Harmful matter includes matter, taken as a whole,
which to the average person, applying contemporary statewide
standards, appeals to the prurient interest and is matter which
depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct and
which lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific
value for minors.
shall not use the system to encourage the use of drugs, alcohol or
tobacco, nor shall they promote unethical practices or any activity
prohibited by law or district policy.
material may not be placed on the system without the authors
permission. Users may download copyrighted material for their own
will result in the cancellation of user privileges. Vandalism
includes the intentional uploading, downloading or creating computer
viruses and/or any malicious attempt to harm or destroy district
equipment or materials or the data of any other user.
shall not read other users mail or files; they shall not attempt
to interfere with other users ability to send or receive
electronic mail, nor shall they attempt to delete, copy, modify or
forge other users mail.
shall report any security problem or misuse of the services to the
teacher or principal. Deliberate attempts to degrade or disrupt
system performance will be viewed as criminal activity under
applicable state and federal law.
student and parent or guardian must sign the Acceptable Use Policy
before a student can use the APS-Net.
who fail to abide by district rules shall be subject to disciplinary
action, revocation of the user account and legal action as
Acceptable Use Agreement
I, ______________________ the
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Student Name - Print