323P - Acceptable Computer System Use

  • Frederick County Public Schools provides a computer system, including the Internet, to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication. The term computer system includes, but is not limited to, hardware, software, data, communication lines and devices, terminals, display devices, printers, CD, DVD and other media devices, tape or flash drives, storage devices, servers, mainframe and personal computers, tablets, laptops, telephones, cameras, projectors, multimedia devices, workstations, the Internet and other electronic services and internal or external networks. This includes any device that may be connected to or used to connect to the school division’s network or electronically stored division material.

    Use of the computer system is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use may result in cancellation of those privileges, disciplinary action, and/or legal action. Any communication or material generated using the computer system, including electronic mail, social media posts, instant or text messages, tweets, and other files, including communications and materials deleted from a user’s account, may be monitored, read, and/or archived by division staff.

    This policy applies to all users of the division’s computer system. By using or accessing the computer system, the user agrees to abide by this policy.

    The Superintendent shall promulgate regulations to implement this policy. It is the user’s responsibility to know Regulation 567R-A, Personnel- Acceptable Computer System Use.

    The division’s computer system is not a public forum.

    Users of the division’s computer system have no expectation of privacy for use of the division’s resources or electronic devices including non-division owned devices while connected to division networks or computer resources.


    Legal Reference(s):
    18 U.S.C. Section(s) 1460, 2256.

    47 U.S.C. Section(s) 254.

    Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Section(s) 18.2-372, 18.2-374.1:1, 18.2-390, 22.1-70.2, and 22.1-78.


    Adopted: May 7, 1996
    Amended: December 4, 1997
    Amended: May 15, 2000
    Amended: June 18, 2019