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TUSD Acceptable Use Agreement Form 7-100 Revised 7/07/14

It is the policy of the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) to maintain an environment that

promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all online network activities by staff and students. It

shall be a violation of Board Policy 4040 & 6163.4 for any employee, student, or other

individual to engage in any activity that does not conform to the established purpose and general

rules and policies of the network. Within this general policy, TUSD recognizes its legal and

ethical obligation to protect the well-being of students in its charge.

To this end, TUSD retains the following rights and recognizes the following obligations:

1. To log network use and to monitor fileserver space utilization by users, and assume no

responsibility or liability for files deleted due to violation of fileserver space allotments.

2. To remove a user account on the network.

3. To monitor the use of online activities. This may include real-time monitoring of network

activity and/or maintaining a log of Internet activity for later review.

4. To provide internal and external controls as appropriate and feasible. Such controls shall

include the right to determine who will have access to TUSD-owned equipment and,

specifically, to exclude those who do not abide by TUSD's acceptable use policy or other

policies governing the use of school facilities, equipment, and materials. TUSD reserves

the right to restrict online destinations through software or other means.

5. To provide guidelines and make reasonable efforts to train staff and students in acceptable

use and policies governing online communications.

Staff Responsibilities

1. Staff members who supervise students, control electronic equipment, or otherwise have

occasion to observe student use of said equipment online shall make reasonable efforts to

monitor the use of this equipment to assure that it conforms to the mission and goals of


2. Staff should make reasonable efforts to become familiar with the Internet and its use so

that effective monitoring, instruction, and assistance may be achieved.

User Responsibilities

1. Use of the electronic media provided by the TUSD is a privilege that offers a wealth of

information and resources for research. Where it is available, this resource is offered to

staff, students, and others at no cost. In order to maintain the privilege, users agree to

learn and comply with all of the provisions of this policy.

Acceptable Use

1. All use of the Internet must be in support of educational and research objectives consistent

with the mission and objectives of TUSD.

2. Proper codes of conduct in electronic communication must be used. In news groups,

giving out personal information is inappropriate. When using e-mail, extreme caution

must always be taken in revealing any information of a personal nature.

3. Network accounts are to be used only by the authorized owner of the account for the

authorized purpose.

4. All communications and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be

private property.

5. Subscriptions to mailing lists and bulletin boards must be reported to the system

administrator. Prior approval for such subscriptions is required for students and staff.

6. Mailing list subscriptions will be monitored and maintained, and files will be deleted

from the personal mail directories to avoid excessive use of fileserver hard-disk space.

7. Exhibit exemplary behavior on the network as a representative of your school and


8. From time to time, TUSD will make determinations on whether specific uses of the

network are consistent with the acceptable use practice.

Unacceptable Use

1. Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone

number, is strictly prohibited.

2. Any use of the network for commercial or for-profit purposes is prohibited.

3. Excessive use of the network for personal business shall be cause for disciplinary action.

4. Any use of the network for product advertisement or political lobbying is prohibited.

5. Users shall not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, or modify files, other

data, or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the network.

6. No use of the network shall serve to disrupt the use of the network by others. Hardware

and/or software shall not be destroyed, modified, or abused in any way.

7. Malicious use of the network to develop programs that harass other users or infiltrate a

computer or computing system and/or damage the software components of a computer or

computing system is prohibited.

8. Hate mail, chain letters, harassment, discriminatory remarks, and other antisocial

behaviors are prohibited on the network.

9. The unauthorized installation of any software, including shareware and freeware, for use

on TUSD computers is prohibited.

10. Use of the network to access or process pornographic material, inappropriate text files (as

determined by the system administrator or school site administrator), or files dangerous

to the integrity of the local area network is prohibited.

11. The TUSD network may not be used for downloading entertainment software or other

files not related to the mission and objectives of TUSD for transfer to a user's home

computer, personal computer, or other media. This prohibition pertains to freeware,

shareware, copyrighted commercial and non-commercial software, and all other forms of

software and files not directly related to the instructional and administrative purposes of


12. Downloading, copying, otherwise duplicating, and/or distributing copyrighted materials

without the specific written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited, except that

duplication and/or distribution of materials for educational purposes is permitted when

such duplication and/or distribution would fall within the Fair Use Doctrine of the United

States Copyright Law (Title 17, USC).

13. Use of the network for any unlawful purpose is prohibited.

14. Use of profanity, obscenity, racist terms, or other language that may be offensive to

another user is prohibited.

15. Playing games is prohibited unless specifically authorized by a teacher for instructional


16. Establishing network or Internet connections to live communications, including voice

and/or video (relay chat), is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the system



1. TUSD cannot be held accountable for the information that is retrieved via the network.

2. Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 USC 2510 et seq.),

notice is hereby given that there are no facilities provided by this system for sending or

receiving private or confidential electronic communications. System administrators have

access to all mail and will monitor messages. Messages relating to or in support of

illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

3. TUSD will not be responsible for any damages you may suffer, including loss of data

resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by our own

negligence or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained is at your own


4. TUSD makes no warranties (expressed or implied) with respect to:

a. the content of any advice or information received by a user, or any costs or charges

incurred as a result of seeing or accepting any information; and any costs, liability,

or damages caused by the way the user chooses to use his or her access to the


5. TUSD reserves the right to change its policies and rules at any time.

Electronic Mail Policy

User Responsibilities

These guidelines are intended to help you make the best use of the electronic mail facilities at

your disposal. You should understand the following:

1. TUSD provides electronic mail to staff members to enable them to communicate

effectively and efficiently with other members of staff, other companies, and partner


2. When using TUSD's electronic mail you should comply with the following guidelines.

3. If you are in any doubt about an issue affecting the use of electronic mail, you should

consult the Assistant Superintendent Administrative Services.

4. Any breach of the agency's Electronic Mail Policy may lead to disciplinary action.


1. Do check your electronic mail daily to see if you have any messages.

2. Do include a meaningful subject line in your message.

3. Do check the address line before sending a message and confirm you are sending it to the

right person.

4. Do delete electronic mail messages when they are no longer required.

5. Do respect the legal protections to data and software provided by copyrights and licenses.

6. Do take care not to express views that could be regarded as defamatory or libelous.

7. Do use an "out of the office assistant" to automatically reply to messages when you are

not available.


1. Do not print electronic mail messages unless absolutely necessary.

2. Do not expect an immediate reply; recipients might not be at their computer or could be

too busy to reply straight away.

3. Do not forward electronic mail messages sent to you personally to others, particularly

newsgroups or mailing lists, without the permission of the originator.

4. Do not use electronic mail for personal reasons.

5. Do not send excessively large electronic mail messages or attachments.

6. Do not send unnecessary messages such as festive greetings or other non-work items by

electronic mail, particularly to multiple people.

7. Do not participate in chain or pyramid messages or similar schemes.

8. Do not represent yourself as another person.

9. Do not use electronic mail to send or forward material that could be construed as

confidential, political, obscene, threatening, offensive, or libelous.

Please note the following:

- All electronic mail activity is monitored and logged.

- All electronic mail coming into or leaving the organization is scanned for viruses.

- All the content of electronic mail is scanned for offensive material.

*Please sign and return the at tached Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement acknowledging

you have read and understand TUSD Regulation No. 6163.4 Elementary and Secondary Use of

Electronic Information Services and have received a copy for your records.

Student User Agreement

I have read, understand, and will abide by the attached Acceptable Use Policy when using

computer and other electronic resources owned, leased, or operated by TUSD. I further

understand that any violation of the regulations above is unethical and may constitute a criminal

offense. Should I commit any violation, my access privileges may be revoked, school

disciplinary action may be taken, and/or appropriate legal action may be initiated.

Student Name (please print)

Signature Date

Parent Agreement
(to be signed by parents of TUSD student users)

As parent or guardian of [please print name of student] _________________________________

I have read the TUSD Acceptable Use Policy. I understand that this access is designed for

educational purposes. TUSD has taken reasonable steps to control access to the Internet, but

cannot guarantee that all controversial information will be inaccessible to student users. I

agree that I will not hold TUSD responsible for materials acquired on the network and/or for

damage to my student(s) personal technology device or loss if brought to school. I accept full

responsibility for loss, damage or harm that result from my student(s) misuse of District

technology. I accept full financial responsibility for replacement of the District issued device

due to loss, damage, or theft. I hereby give permission for my child to use network resources,

including the Internet, and other technology available through TUSD.

Parent Name (please print)

Signature Date

TUSD Connect requires that all district issued

devices be protected while being transported

to and from class / school. Please select one of

the following:

I will provide my own laptop bag, padded

laptop sleeve, or laptop backpack

I will check out and use a TUSD issued

laptop sleeve.