GCSA Employee Computer and Internet Use


M.S.A.D. #4’s computers (including electronic devices), network and Internet access are provided to support the educational mission of the schools. This policy and the accompanying rules also apply to computers issued directly to staff, whether in use at school or off school premises. Employees are allowed to use privately-owned computer and/or electronic devices at school, provided that they comply with this policy and the accompanying rules.

All M.S.A.D. #4 computers remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the district. It is the responsibility of employees to limit use of district computers, networks and Internet services to those tasks that support and/or enhance the course of instruction and effective management of the district. Given the insecure nature of electronic communications, all employees are reminded and encouraged to exercise appropriate caution and discretion concerning matters of a confidential nature.

Use of district computers, networks, and Internet services for non-school purposes is permitted so long as such use does not interfere with any employee’s job duties and/or performance. Such non-school use must be consistent with standards of appropriate employee conduct. Employee use of district computers, networks and/or Internet services for non-school purposes shall comply with all applicable laws and M.S.A.D. #4 policies, regulations, procedures, and standards. The district reserves the right to monitor all computer, network, and Internet activity by employees. Therefore, employees are reminded that there is no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers, networks, and/or Internet services.

Each employee is entitled to access and utilize the M.S.A.D. #4 computers, networks, and Internet services only with prior authorization. M.S.A.D. #4 computer, network, and Internet services with authorization shall be granted to any employee who provides a written statement acknowledging that this policy and the Regulations for Employee Computer and Internet Use have been read and understood by the employee. This signed acknowledgment shall be retained in the employee’s personnel file.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for the administration of compliance with this policy in a manner consistent with applicable employment policies and negotiated agreements. Any employee who violates this policy and/or its regulations governing the use of the district’s computers will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action and possible referral to law enforcement authorities. The administration may also develop additional administrative regulations and/or procedures governing the day-to-day management and operations of the district’s computer system.

Adopted: May 10, 2000
Revised: October 14, 2003, January 12, 2010

M.S.A.D. #4