• Nonschool User Responsible Use Agreement

    You are being given access to the District’s technology resources, meaning electronic communication systems and electronic equipment.  It is important that you read the applicable District policies, administrative regulations, and this agreement form.  Please contact the Executive Director of Technology at 254-761-5630 if you have questions or need help understanding this material.

    The following guidelines apply to all District networks, e-mail accounts, devices connected to the District’s networks, and all District-owned devices used on or off school property, whether connected to the District’s network or connected through a personal data plan or other means of access.

    Inappropriate use of the District’s technology resources may result in suspension or revocation of the privilege of using these resources, as well as other legal action, in accordance with applicable laws.

    You are being given access to the MISD network.

    Please note that the Internet is a network of many types of communication and information networks.  It is possible that you may run across some material you might find objectionable.  While the District will use filtering technology to restrict access to such material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent such access.  It will be your responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate use.

    RULES FOR RESPONSIBLE USE

    • You will be held responsible at all times for the proper use of District technology resources, and the District may suspend or revoke your access if you violate the rules.
    • If you are assigned an individual account, you are responsible for not sharing the password or other account information with others.

    INAPPROPRIATE USE

    The following are examples of inappropriate use of technology resources:

    • Using the resources for any illegal purpose, including threatening school safety;
    • Accessing the resources to knowingly alter, damage, or delete District property or information, or to breach any other electronic equipment, network, or electronic communications system in violation of the law or District policy;
    • Damaging electronic communication systems or electronic equipment, including knowingly or intentionally introducing a virus to a device or network, or not taking proper security steps to prevent a device or network from becoming vulnerable;
    • Disabling or attempting to disable or bypass any Internet filtering device;
    • Encrypting communications to avoid security review;
    • Using someone’s account without permission;
    • Pretending to be someone else when posting, transmitting, or receiving messages;
    • Attempting to read, delete, copy, modify, or interfere with another user’s posting, transmission, or receipt of electronic media;
    • Using resources to engage in conduct that harasses or bullies others;
    • Sending, posting, or possessing materials that are abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal, including material that constitutes cyberbullying and “sexting”;
    • Using inappropriate language such as cursing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, and any other inflammatory language;
    • Violating others’ intellectual property rights, including downloading or using copyrighted information without permission from the copyright holder;
    • Posting, transmitting, or accessing materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal;
    • Posting or transmitting pictures of students without obtaining prior permission from all individuals depicted or from parents of depicted students who are under the age of 18;
    • Wasting school resources through improper use of the District’s technology resources, including sending spam; and
    • Gaining unauthorized access to restricted information or resources.

    CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE USE

    The following are possible consequences of inappropriate use of technology resources:

    • Suspension of access to the District’s technology resources;
    • Revocation of the account; or
    • Other legal action in accordance with applicable laws.

    REPORTING VIOLATIONS

    • You must immediately report any known violation of the District’s applicable policies, Internet safety plan, or acceptable use guidelines to the District’s Executive Director of Technology at 254-761-5630.
    • You must report to the Executive Director of Technology requests for personally identifiable information, as well as any content or communication that is abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal.

    I understand that my use of the District’s technology resources is not private and that the District will monitor my activity.

    I have read the District’s technology resources policy, associated administrative regulations, and this user agreement and agree to abide by their provisions.  In consideration for the privilege of using the District’s technology resources, I hereby release the District, its operators, and any institutions with which it is affiliated from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from my use of, or inability to use, these resources, including, without limitation, the type of damages identified in the District’s policy and administrative regulations.