6523 - Use of Computers ## Use Of Computers

In accordance with goals established in board policy 6500, Goals of Equipment, Materials and Supplies Services, the board and superintendent will strive to make computers available to all students and to personnel who would be assisted by them. Computer technology is provided by Avery County Schools for a limited educational purpose. The purpose of the computer technology is to assist in preparing students for success in life and work in the 21st century by providing them with vital technical skills, electronic access to a wide range of information and the ability to communicate with people from throughout the world. Additionally, the system will be used to increase District communication, enhance productivity, and assist District employees in upgrading their technology skills.

All computers are under the control of the board, including hardware, software and data and word processing files stored on the computer. Users will use the computer technology only for educational and professional or career development activities, and limited, high-quality, self- discovery activities that are directly related to the educational objectives of the District. Users may not use the computer technology for commercial purposes, defined as offering or providing goods or services.

All laws, including copyright laws, will be complied with in the use of computers and associated technologies. Software purchased by the district may only be copied for personal use if such use is expressly provided for within the software vendor’s licensing agreement.

Legal References: 17 U.S.C. 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 110, 117; G.S. 115C-523, -524

Cross References: ACSNet Acceptable Use (Policy 3225/7320), Copyright Compliance (policy 3230/7330), Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies (policy 6520)

Adopted: 2002-03-04

Revised: 2005-11-07