General User Policy

Internet Use Policy

Today’s Fresh Start Charter School provides internet access to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication. With this access comes the availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value. Access to such material is actively discouraged, but on a global network, it is impossible to control all materials. It is the responsibility of each user to access only materials consistent with the educational goals of the school.

1.       Acceptable User – Use of the Internet must be in support of education and research, and consistent with the educational objectives of TFSCS. Transmission of material in violation of any U.S. or state regulations is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyright material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret. Use for commercial activities, product advertisement, or political lobbying is also prohibited.

2.       Privileges – Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges. TFSCS administrators will deem what is inappropriate and their decision is final. Additionally, administration may deny access privileges at any time as required. The faculty and staff of TFSCS may request the administration to deny or suspend specific user access.

3.       Netiquette – All users are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include, but are not limited to the following:

a.       Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others.

b.      Use appropriate language. Swearing, use of vulgarity or any other foul language is strictly forbidden.

c.       Do not reveal your personal information such as your home address, phone number, etc of that of others.

d.      Note that all electronic mail is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities.

e.      Do not use the network in such a way that you would disrupt the use of the network by others.

f.        All communication and information accessible via the network should be assumed to be copyrighted material.

4.       A right of Access and Review – All material which is electronically stored on the school’s computers is the property of TFSCS. The school retains the right to access, review, edit, and delete all user files and any material stored on any system provided by the school. This right of access and review includes email.

5.       Limits of Liability – TFSCS makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing .The school will not be responsible for any damages, such as the loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by negligence, errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via Internet services is at the user’s risk. TFSCS denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through these services.