This document sets forth South Huntington Union Free School District's regulations and procedures for the proper use of the district's computer equipment, network, Internet and district e-mail from South Huntington Union Free School District's computer terminals either in the district or remotely

General Principles:

The general principle of use is that the Internet and other information systems and assets of the South Huntington School District are not to be used in a way that may be disruptive, offensive to others, or harmful to morale. 

There is to be no intentional display, transmission or downloading of sexually explicit images, messages, cartoons or any transmission or use of the Internet that contains ethnic slurs, racial epithets, or anything that may be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious or political beliefs. Violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action. 

Employees should use computer and Internet access, e-mail and the information systems for South Huntington School District business. The computer systems shall not be used to solicit or proselytize others for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, or other non-job-related solicitations and organizations. 

All e-mail messages and other stored information are considered to be South Huntington School District records. The school district reserves the right to access and to disclose all e-mail messages sent over its electronic mail. Correspondence via e-mail is not guaranteed to be private and confidential e-mails should be sent judiciously. 

Employees shall not attempt to gain access to another employee's computer files or download data without the latter's express permission. However, South Huntington School District's Board of Education or Superintendent and his/her designee reserves the right to enter and access an employee's computer files of downloaded or transmitted data without prior notice, whenever the Superintendent determines that there is a need to do so, including but not limited to, the enforcement of this policy. 

South Huntington School District sponsored Internet/Intranet/Network and e-mail privileges, like computer systems and networks, are considered South Huntington School District resources and are intended to be used for business purposes. Personal use should be kept to a minimum and usage may be monitored for usual or unusual activity. Users may be subject to limitations on their use of these resources. 

The distribution of any information through the Internet, computer-based services, e-mail and messaging systems is subject to the scrutiny of the school district. The school district reserves the right to determine the suitability of this information. 

South Huntington School District Internet applications, i.e., eBoards and webpages, shall be used only for school district sanctioned communications. Communications must not violate the Board of Education's Internet Use and Safety Policy and the practices set forth in the school district's Computer Technology and Internet Use Agreement that is signed by district parents, students and principals.