The District provides electronic communication tools to enhance productivity and enable employees to achieve an efficient, high quality educational environment. Electronic communication refers to all aspects of voice, video and data communications including, but not limited to, voice mail, e-mail, fax, internet, social media etc.

Available internet networking resources are limited and should be used for District-related purposes. All employees must abide by Board policies and rules with respect to District and personal use, access and security of the District’s electronic communication tools and observance of all applicable laws, including copyright.

The District’s electronic communication tools are considered District assets and/or content, and while the District respects the privacy and security needs of all individuals, authorized District representatives may access these assets for legitimate District-related reasons. An employee’s use of such tools shall constitute consent to such access.

Electronic mail and records are subject to state open records laws and regulations. Therefore, within its technological capability, the District will comply with open record requirements.

Failure to comply with the terms of this policy and its implementing rules will result in disciplinary action being taken against the user. Such action shall be in accordance with Board policy regarding employee discipline.

Employees shall be notified of this policy and its implementing rules annually.

First Reading: May 18, 2010
Second Reading: June 1, 2010
Approved: June 1, 2010

For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member