4040 – Personnel – All Personnel – Employee Use of Technology

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Regulation –
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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 4/26/2007
The Governing Board recognizes that technological resources can enhance employee performance by improving access to and exchange of information, offering effective tools to assist in providing a quality instructional program, and facilitating District and school operations. The Board expects all employees to learn to use the available technological resources that will assist them in the performance of their job responsibilities. As needed, employees shall receive training in the appropriate use of these resources.

Employees shall be responsible for the appropriate use of technology and shall use the District’s technological resources predominately for purposes related to their employment. Such use is a privilege which may be revoked at any time.

Employees should be aware that computer files and communications over electronic networks, including e-mail and voice mail, are not private. These technologies shall not be used to transmit confidential information about students, employees or District operations without authority.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all District computers with Internet access have a technology protection measure that prevents access to visual depictions that are obscene or child pornography, and that the operation of such measures is enforced. The Superintendent or designee may disable the technology protection measure during use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purpose. (20 USC 700 1; 47 USC 254)

To ensure proper use of the system, the Superintendent or designee may monitor the District’s technological resources, including e-mail and voice mail systems, at any time without advance notice or consent. If passwords are used, they must be known to the Superintendent or designee so that he/she may have system access.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative regulations that outline employee obligations and responsibilities related to the use of District technology. He/she also may establish guidelines and limits on the use of technological resources. Inappropriate use shall result in cancellation of the employee’s user privileges, disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulations.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide copies of related policies, regulations and guidelines to all employees who use the District’s technological resources. Employees shall be asked to acknowledge in writing that they have read and understood these policies, regulations and guidelines.

In the event that the use of an electronic resource affects the working conditions of one or more employees, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the employees’ exclusive representative.

(Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
51870-51874 Education technology
GOVERNMENT CODE
3543.1 Rights of employee organizations
PENAL CODE
502 Computer crimes, remedies
632 Eavesdropping on or recording confidential communications
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6801-6979 Technology for Education Act
7001 Internet safety policy and technology protection measures, Title III funds
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 47
254 Universal service discounts (E-rate)
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 4 7
54.520 Internet safety policy and technology protection measures, E-rate discounts
Management Resources:
CDE PUBLICATIONS
K- 12 Network Technology Planning Guide: Building the Future, 1994
CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES
1223.94 Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources
WEB SITES
CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov
CSBA: http://www.csbc/org
Federal Communications Commission: http://www.jcc.gov
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
American Library Association: http://www.ala.org

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