Computer and Internet Acceptable Use
In order to use Rantoul Township High School District 193's network and computers, you agree to all of the following, including understanding that all activity on RTHS networks and Wi-Fi connections is tracked, logged, and monitored.
The use of cell phones, tablets, and other non-district owned devices on the network without the approval of the network administrator or building principal is a violation of Rantoul Township High School District's network policy and may result in a ban from the network or other disciplinary action.
Internet access is available to students and teachers in the Rantoul Township High School District 193. We are very pleased to supply this access to Rantoul Township High School and believe the internet offers vast, diverse, and unique resources to both students and staff. Our goal in providing this service to teachers and students is to promote educational excellence in district schools by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.
With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of a school setting. On a global network, it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover controversial information. We (Rantoul Township High School District 193) firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweigh the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the learning outcomes of the district.
If a Rantoul Township High School student chooses to access resources that are objectionable, adult-orientated, or restricted, the consequence will be suspension or termination of access privileges and/or administrative sanctions as appropriate. (Board Policy #355)
All use of electronic network use must be consistent with the school's goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. These rules do not attempt to state all required or proscribed behavior by users. However, some specific examples are provided. The failure of any user to follow these rules will result in the loss of privilege, disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action.
Acceptable Use - Access to the electronic network must be: (a) for the purpose of education or research, and be consistent with the District's educational objectives, or (b) for legitimate business use.
Privileges - The use of the electronic network is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. The system administrator or Building Principal will make all decisions regarding whether or not a user has violated these procedures and may deny, revoke, or suspend access at any time. His or her decision is final.
Unacceptable Use - The user is responsible for his or her actions and activities involving the network. Some examples of unacceptable uses are:
a. Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other contracts, or trasmitting any material in volation of any State or Federal law;
b. Unauthorized downloading of software, regardless of whether it is copyrighted or de-virused;
c. Downloading of copyrighted material for other than personal use;
d. Using the network for private financial or commercial gain;
e. Wastefully using resources, such as file space;
f. Hacking or gaining unauthorized access to files, resources, or entities;
g. Invading the privacy of individuals, that includes the unauthorized disclosure, dissemination, and use of information about anyone that is of a personal nature including a photograph;
h. Using another user's account or password;
i. Posting material authored or created by another without his/her consent;
j. Posting anonymous messages;
k. Using the network for commercial or private advertising;
l. Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, harassing, or illegal material; and
m. Using the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked.