• Empowered Use

    • Be careful and gentle: Take care of our devices and networks.
    • Be empowered: Amaze us with the awesome things you do. Share with us (@pisdtech) and your community!
    • Be respectful: foster a school community that is positive, principled, and caring.
    • Be smart and safe: Think before you click. If you are uncertain, talk with your admin staff.

    Adapted from The Lincoln School

    Acceptable Use Guidelines (AUG)

    • Applies to all network users.
    • Applies to all technology resources.
    • Review the AUG in the PDF on this page. 
    • Remember that every time you log in to a district computer, you agree to the terms of this policy. 
    • There are Acceptable Use Guidelines slideshows for teachers to show elementary or secondary students on our Technology Resources page. 

    Examples of Improper Use of a Computer or the Network

    All of the following are PROHIBITED on our network:

    • Racist, profane or obscene language
    • Using the network for financial gain
    • Harming or attempting to harm the equipment or data
    • Accessing inappropriate material
    • Knowingly placing a computer virus on a computer or the network
    • Using a computer or the network for illegal purposes

    Specifics Regarding Email

    Email is considered a public document under the Texas Open Records Law and can be accessed by the public or news media in the case of any type of legal action.

    • Use appropriate language. (No swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs)
    • No sending of obscene messages or pictures.
    • Do NOT send chain letters, etc. Notify friends that you cannot receive them on your PISD email account. Ask them to send these to your home email address.
    • Requests for personal information on students or staff members should not be honored via email. (see CQ(EXHIBIT E)). No grade or related information should be exchanged without the signed parent/guardian form on file. In addition, security information such as username or password should not be sent via email.
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