General User Policy
DISTRICT COMPUTER AND INTERNET CODE OF CONDUCT and ACCEPTABLE USE
Use of the School District computer system and access to the
Internet by students and staff of California Montessori Project shall be in
support of education and research that is consistent with the mission and
curriculum of the district. Internet use
is limited to those persons who have been issued district-approved
accounts. Use will be in accordance with
the District’s Acceptable Use Procedures and this Code of Conduct. Users shall, at a minimum, abide by the
Keep confidential and protect all computer and
Internet passwords, access codes or logon information from disclosure to
Protect your own privacy and that of other
School District students and staff. Do
not reveal your personal information (such as address, phone numbers, or Social
Security Numbers) or the personal information of other students or staff.
Respect the privacy of other users. Do not use other users’ passwords. Unauthorized use of passwords, access codes
or other confidential account information may subject the user(s) to discipline
and to both civil and criminal liability.
Be aware that the School District cannot
guarantee the privacy of electronic mail (e-mail). People who operate the system do have access
to all mail. Messages relating to or in
support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.
Be ethical and courteous.
not send hate, harassing or obscene mail, discriminatory remarks, or
demonstrate other antisocial behavior.
appropriate language. Do not swear, use
vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
Maintain the integrity of files and data. Do not modify or copy files/data of other
users without their consent.
Treat information created by others as the
private property of the creator. Respect
copyrights. Software protected by
copyright shall not be copied except as licensed and stipulated by the
Use the network in a way that does not disrupt
its use by others.
Do not use the Internet for commercial purposes. Transmission of commercial or personal
advertisements, solicitations, promotions, destructive programs or other
unauthorized use related to the mission or curriculum of the School District is
Do not destroy, modify or abuse the hardware or
software in any way. Users shall report
any suspected abuse, damage to equipment or tampering with files to the School
District system operators.
Do not develop or pass on programs that harass
other users or infiltrate a computer or computing system and/or damage the
software components of a computer or computing system, such as viruses, worms,
“chain” messages, global mailings, ResEdit, etc. Do not “hack” the system. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to
confidential information or private directories maintained by the School
District or to circumvent privacy protections on internal files or non-public
restricted files, accounts or directories of any external source is a violation
of this code of conduct, and may subject the user to civil or criminal
Do not use the Internet to view, access download
or process pornographic, obscene, indecent, profane or otherwise inappropriate
Use of the system to access games and use the
computer time for game playing shall be restricted solely to instances directed
and monitored by instructional staff and is limited to games, which address
In addition to disciplinary sanctions which the
School District may impose upon students and staff under applicable policies,
codes of conduct or administrative regulations, the District reserves the right
to remove a user’s account and deny use and access of the computer system if it
is determined that the use is engaged in unauthorized activity or is violating
this code of conduct.