7396 - Electronic Information Systems (Networks)

Adopted
4/5/96
Revised
4/6/2010
6/26/12
The Board of Directors recognizes that an effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. The Board also believes that students need to be proficient and safe users and creators of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world.
Therefore, the Edmonds School District will use electronic resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. It is the District's goal to provide students with rich and ample opportunities to use technology for important purposes in schools just as individuals in workplaces and other real-life settings. The District's technology will enable educators and students to communicate, learn, share, collaborate and create, to think and solve problems, to manage their work, and to take ownership of their lives.
To help ensure student safety and citizenship in online activities, all students will be educated about appropriate behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyber-bullying awareness and response.
By creating this network, the Board intends only to provide a means for educational activities and does not intend to create a first amendment forum for free expression purposes. The District dedicates the property comprising the network solely for educational activities including District-approved extra-curricular activities authorized under this policy and procedures, and grants access to it under the specific limitations contained therein.

The Board requests that the Superintendent provides the widest possible access to electronic information systems and networks by students, staff, and patrons while establishing strong electronic educational systems that support innovative teaching and learning with reasonable controls for the lawful, efficient and appropriate use of the system.

Cross References:
Board Policies

  • 7250 Instructional Materials
  • 4400 Copyright Compliance
  • 8220 Student Rights and Responsibilities

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