district network is a primary source for voice, video, and data
transmission, communication, storage, and application delivery. The
internet is a primary source for research, information and
communication. Access to the district network and Internet is provided
to system users (PasadenaISD employees, students, and community members)
in order to take advantage of innovative instruction methodology and
workplace technological advancements. Along with this privilege come
responsibilities. System users are expected to behave appropriately with
the use of technology resources. Any system user found in violation of
this agreement can be subjected to disciplinary action up to and
including termination of employment and/or legal prosecution.
ISD reserves the right to monitor and audit electronic devices along
with network and Internet usage on a periodic basis to ensure compliance
with this agreement and all associated policies. District personnel are
designated by the Superintendent to monitor usage.
use of the Internet and District issued equipment and devices must
comply with the Board Policy CQ (Legal), CQ (Local), CQ-R, and PK-High
School Student Handbook and Code of Conduct relating to use of District
computer and Internet resources as well as other electronic media and
digital tools. It is the policy of Pasadena ISD to comply with the
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the Neighborhood Children’s
Protection Act (NCIPA), the Protection Children in the 21st Century Act, and other applicable laws.
educate District employees and students on proper
computer/network/Internet use and conduct, system users are required to
review this policy and Technology Use Guidelines eCourse at the
beginning of each school year. The parent or legal guardian of a student
user is required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the
District’s Responsible Use Policy as part of their review of the Student
Code of Conduct/Handbook. Employees supervising students, who use the
District’s technology resources, must provide training emphasizing its
Do not share passwords. The district will require passwords to be changed on a regular basis.
Do not make your password available to others.
Do not login using an unauthorized account, another users account, or allow students to access an employee’s account.
not view, modify, move, copy or delete folders or files unless given
permission by the owner or authorized district personnel.
All work/intellectual capital created using district systems remains the property of PasadenaISD.
network systems may not be used for illegal purposes, in support of
illegal activities, harassment, hacking, cyber-bullying, or for any
other activity prohibited by district policy or local/state/federal
Use for commercial, income-generating or “for profit” activities, product advertisement, or political lobbying is prohibited.
positions within district require access to confidential
information. All district policies regarding confidential information
must be adhered to through network and electronic communications.
shall only access applications, reports, data, that are pertinent to
their job responsibilities. District Administrators attempt to establish
permissions and security profiles for all employees; however, conflicts
sometime occur. Please notify administrative staff if you find
potential permissions errors or security issues.
Use of the Internet by students must be supervised.
Internet should be used primarily for educational/district related
purposes. All activity on the Internet is being recorded and can be
monitored by designated district staff.
Do not download files, run programs or install applications without consent from appropriate administrative staff.
Follow Copyright laws and Fair Use guidelines.
When uploading files or posting web sites, follow the district Web Publishing Procedures and Guidelines.
If you access an inappropriate web site, or observe others doing so, immediately notify appropriate administrative staff.
Limited personal use shall be permitted if the use:
Imposes no tangible cost to the District;
Does not unduly burden the District’s computer or network resources;
Has no adverse effect on an employee’s job performance or on a student’s academic performance;
And/or is not used in any way for personal gain.
accessible via the computer/network/Internet may contain material that
is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or controversial. Each District
computer with Internet access has filtering software that blocks access
to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, inappropriate for
students, or harmful to minors, as defined by the federal Children’s
Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The District makes every effort to limit
access to objectionable material; however, controlling all such
materials on the computer/network/Internet is impossible, even with
filtering in place. With global access to computers and people, a risk
exists that students may access material that may not be of educational
value in the school setting. Filtering for adult Internet usage can be
adjusted/disabled for ‘bona fide research or other lawful purpose.
Internet may be accessed by a student unless the student's parent or
guardian has filed a written request with the building principal.This
request, indicating that the Internet should not be accessed, must be
filed annually with the building principal.
District e-mail should be used primarily for educational/district related purposes.
Chain mail, e-mails that “must be forwarded x number of times”, and other unsolicited junk email is prohibited.
distribution emails must be approved by District Communications
Department unless pre-authorization/permissions have been granted.
appropriate language and follow proper e-mail etiquette, which includes
refraining from SPAM (unauthorized or unsolicited mass mails).
If you receive an inappropriate or unwanted message, close the mail and notify appropriate administrative staff.
not view, modify, move, copy or delete messages intended for others
unless given permission by the owner or appropriate administrative
mail (e-mail) and other digital tools such as, but not limited to,
blogs and wikis, are tools used to communicate within the District. The
use of these communication tools should be limited to instructional,
school-related activities, or administrative needs.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of Pasadena ISD electronic resources and networks recognize that they
are bound to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA) in their handling of educational records of students enrolled
in Pasadena ISD. It is also understood and recognized that employees,
unless required by judicial or regulatory authority, shall not be
permitted to authorize and further disclose the educational records of
the other party to persons or entities without first having received
permission. User shall not disclose, use, or disseminate personal
identification information of any other user.
Use of Social Networking/Digital Tools
and employees may participate in District-approved social media
learning environments related to curricular projects or school
activities and use digital tools, such as, but not limited to, mobile
devices, blogs, discussion forums, RSS feeds, podcasts, wikis, instant
messaging, and on-line meeting sessions.
use digital tools are considered an extension of the classroom. Verbal
or written language that is considered inappropriate in the classroom is
also inappropriate in all uses of blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other
district-approved digital tools. Employees who use digital learning
tools in their classrooms must monitor student actions to ensure
compliance with the Student Code of Conduct/Handbook, CIPA, and other
applicable laws. The safety and security of minors must be included when
using digital tools.
guidelines apply to stand-alone computers as well as any electronic
device connected to the Network/Internet. The district makes no
warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services
it is providing and is not responsible for any damages suffered by
users. This includes loss of data or software resulting from re-imaging,
repair process, delays, non-deliveries, miss-deliveries, or service
interruptions caused by negligence or user errors or omissions. District
resources will not be used to recover software/apps/files installed by
the process of protecting the network, Pasadena ISD cannot guarantee
the confidentiality of information. The district is not responsible for
phone/credit card bills or any other charges incurred by users. Use of
any information obtained via the Network/Internet is at the user’s own
risk. The district specifically denies any responsibility for the
accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services.
Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by
system users, information providers, service providers, or other third
party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the
District. The district will cooperate fully with local, state, or
federal officials in any investigation concerning or relating to misuse
of the district’s network/Internet/electronic communications systems.
RUP Revised 06/2012