As used herein, the term “Computer[s]” refers to any desktop, laptop, or other mobile computing device, including cellular phone, owned or issued by the Cape Elizabeth School District to any employee for school and/or home use. The term “Privately-Owned Computer[s]” refers to any privately-owned desktop, laptop, or other mobile computing device, including cellular phones. The term “Computer Services” refers to the School District’s network or Internet connections used to access school or Internet-based information.

The Cape Elizabeth School District provides Computers and Computer Services to support the educational mission of the schools. This policy and the accompanying rules apply to the use of these Computers and Computer Services whether in use at school or off school premises. Staff are allowed to use privately-owned computers at school, provided that they comply with this policy and the related rules and policies.

School district computers, network and Internet services are provided for purposes related to school programs and operations, and performance of employees’ job responsibilities. Incidental personal use of school computers is permitted as long as such use: 1) does not interfere with an employee’s job responsibilities and performance; 2) does not interfere with system operations or other system users; and 3) does not violate this policy and the accompanying rules, or any other Board policy/procedure or school rules. “Incidental personal use” is defined as use by an individual employee for occasional personal communications which do not interfere or conflict with his/her job responsibilities.

Compliance with the Cape Elizabeth School’s policies and rules concerning Computers and Computer Services use are mandatory. An employee who violates these policies and rules may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Such violations of the school district’s computers may also result in referral to law enforcement and/or legal action.

Cape Elizabeth School District’s Computers remain under the control, custody and supervision of the school district at all times. The school district shall have the right to monitor, review and have access to all Computers and information concerning the use of Computer Services by staff, whether those Computer Services have been accessed on or off school grounds. Staff have no expectation of privacy in their use of school Computers and/or Computer Services, whether they are used on or off school property.

The Superintendent or his/her designee is responsible for implementing this policy and the accompanying rules. Additional administrative procedures or school rules governing the day-to-day management and operations of the school district’s Computer Services may be implemented by the Superintendent, consistent with Board policies and rules. The Superintendent may delegate specific responsibilities to the Technology Coordinator, building principals and others, as he/she deems appropriate.

Employees shall be informed of this policy and the accompanying rules through employee handbooks, the school website, computer start-up page and/or other means selected by the Superintendent.

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ADOPTED: January 10, 2006
Revised: February 8, 2011
January 14, 2014

School Board Members 2019

Susana Measelle Hubbs - Chair
Heather Altenburg - Co-Vice Chair
Elizabeth Scifres
Kimberly Carr - Co-Vice Chair
Laura DeNino
M. Nasir Shir
Hope Straw
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