Policy 6522

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USE OF COMPUTERS Policy Code: 6522

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.

All computers are under the control of the board, including hardware, software, and data and word processing files stored on the computer. No personal software or files are to be kept on the computers. Personal software or files are not to be used on the computer unless sufficient steps, as defined by the superintendent or designee, have been taken to protect the computer from viruses or any other potential damage.

All laws, including copyright laws, will be complied with in the use of computers. Under no circumstance may software purchased by the school system be copied for personal use.

To encourage the effective use of computers in the classroom, the superintendent is encouraged to work with teachers and principals in developing administrative procedures for making computers available to teachers for educational use.

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

Cross References: Copyright Compliance (policy 3230-7330), Use of Equipment, Materials and Supplies (policy 6520)

Adopted: September 14, 2009

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