Example 3 - Waiakea Intermediate School, Hilo, Hawaii
The Hawaii Department of Education has a pilot Internet project this
year for about 30 school sites. We were all required to develop/modify
school level policies based on a general State Level draft before any of
our students could receive accounts. Each student must sign responsibility/behavior
contracts, get a teacher approval and a parent approval. The students now
have access only to gopher and e-mail. Several have found routes to complete
services through parents who
|Our school is grades 6-8, 1150 students, of which only 25
have accounts. We are located in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kalama [the lamp of knowledge] is our host computer at the University
of Hawaii, Manoa. We have toll-free access by modem via the state-wide
Hawaii FYI service , so many of the students connect from their home computers.
These policies shall apply to all users, students, teachers and administrators, of telecommunications systems which are entered via equipment and access lines located at Waiakea Intermediate School, or who obtain their access privileges through association with this school.
The purpose of this policy is to insure school-level compliance with policies and guidelines concerning the Internet and Kalama which may be generated at State, National and international levels, and to help assure the school's opportunity to access Kalama, other existing Internet computer sites, and those telecommunications and networking programs which may be developed in the future.
Training and Compliance
All Kalama and other network users at Waiakea Intermediate School, and
those who obtain access through affiliation with Waiakea Intermediate School
will be trained in and will comply with all Policies and Guidelines adopted
by the DOE Office of Information and Telecommunication Services. All such
users will be trained in "Netiquette", Electronic Communication Ethics
In order to protect intellectual property rights and the continued availability
of network access, Waiakea Intermediate School network users will adhere
to Superintendent Toguchi's September 1, 1993 memorandum Use of Video/Technology
Materials and any subsequent DOE copyright policies. Computer software
which is protected under the copyright laws will not be transmitted via
the network nor stored on any school computers without the express written
Consequences of Inappropriate Network Behavior
Any user who does not comply with Policies and Guidelines will lose network privileges for a period of not less than one week. Repeated, or severe, infractions of the Policies and Guidelines may result in termination of access privileges permanently. Student infractions may result in appropriate disciplinary action in addition to suspension or termination of access privileges. Unauthorized use of the network, intentional deletion or damage to files and data belonging to other users, or copyright violations may be termed theft as defined under DOE Chapter 19, and/or the Hawaii Revised Statutes.
The school level policies may be altered by action of the WIS Technology
Committee at any of its regular meetings, or by consensus of the school
faculty at a regular meeting called for that purpose.