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Timpview High School

Last modified: November 8, 2018

Computer Use Policy

Provo School District and Timpview High School provide Network Services to its students and employees. Network services includes all computer hardware, network and Internet services and associated software. The Internet is a very effective tool to introduce students to the global nature of information and to share information in a variety of ways. With increased access to computers and people all over the world, there is also increased access to controversial material that may not be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Provo School District and Timpview High School reserve the right to:

  • Monitor and track the use of Network Services
  • Suspend or revoke privileges and take appropriate disciplinary action for unacceptable use of the Network Services
  • Implement filtering software on the network to monitor Internet use and access

Provo School District and Timpview High School firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the Internet far outweighs the risks of users obtaining material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the district and/or school. Access to Network Services will be provided to students and staff who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. General school rules for behavior and communications apply as does Provo School District’s Character Development statement. The use of Network Services is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges and possibly other disciplinary or legal actions including criminal prosecution, suspension, expulsion or termination of employment. The following activities are not permitted:

  • Sending, displaying, or accessing offensive messages or graphics
  • Using obscene or vulgar language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking others
  • Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using another person’s password
  • Trespassing in others’ folders, work or files (School officials may monitor student or staff folders, work or files without permission or notice.)
  • Intentionally disrupting the system or wasting resources in any way (such as disk space or printing capacity)
  • Using the Network Services for illegal or commercial purposes (business transactions)
  • Using the equipment in any way that is inconsistent with individual classroom policies
  • Students using the equipment without staff permission and supervision. Individual classrooms may add an attachment to the Acceptable Computer System Use Policy which supports the terms of this policy but also meets the classroom’s unique needs.