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VCSD Acceptable Use Policy
The Board of Education is committed to the optimization of student learning and teaching and therefore encourages the use of computers and networked information resources, including the Internet (an international network made up of smaller contributing networks) for educational purposes.
The Board encourages computer network use as an integral part of the curriculum. Through software applications, on-line databases, libraries, bulletin boards and electronic mail, the network will enhance educational experience and provide statewide, national, and global communications opportunities for staff and students.
The use of school computers, software, networked information resources and/or the Internet for non-educational purposes such as for profit activity, personal business or illegal activity is prohibited. Each student or staff member who wishes to use the various schools’ networks must establish a user (ID) account. The district attempts to assure the integrity of the use of its network and the Internet.
Each account holder must agree to act responsibly and to comply with this Policy and Regulation promulgated by the Superintendent of Schools regarding access to and use of computers and networked information resources. Therefore, prior to establishing a user account, each student and staff member must sign a user agreement. In the case of students, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the user agreement.
Computers and all networking resources remain the exclusive property of the district; therefore, no user has any expectation of privacy in anything created or stored on the district’s computer or e-mail systems.
The district makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing.
The district will not be responsible for any damages, including the loss of data, information or files, resulting from delays, nondeliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruptions caused by the negligence, errors or omissions, by the user, the district or any third parties. The district makes no warranties for the accuracy or quality of any information obtained through the Internet.
Users shall not use the Internet for any purpose that would violate any district policy and/or regulation, or that would violate any state or federal law or regulation.
CyberbullyingThe Valley Central School District strives to create an environment free of discrimination and harassment, including such by cyberbullying; and will foster civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct which is inconsistent with the District's educational mission in accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act, Education Law, Article 2. BOE Policy 5311.2
Web Accessibility Statement: Good faith efforts have been made to ensure the compliance of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) and New York State’s OFT Policy P04-002. If you are unable to access any pages on our site, please contact us at email@example.com
Connects you with your student anytime, anywhere!Valley Central School District recognizes the critical role that parents and guardians play in their child's education. The Schooltool Parent Portal allows you to enter into an exciting partnership with your child and the Valley Central School District.Parent Portal is a highly secure, internet-based application through which you are able to view district-permitted details of your student's academic records.
District Technology Plan SummaryThe Valley Central School District Technology Planning Committee consists of various district stakeholders consisting of administrators, teachers, consultants, and other school support staff from each of our seven district buildings. In the past, the VCSD Technology Plans have focused on integrating Information Technology seamlessly into our classrooms, and teaching the 21st Century skills our students need to learn in order to contribute to the modern world.We have had to reassess our methods of delivering this technology and measuring its effectiveness, therefore our current plan has acted as a work in progress that we are continually re-adjusting to meet our goals. The same is now true of our 2018-2021 Technology Plan as it remains a continuation of plans that were previously submitted, and consistently require re-evaluation and adjustment to insure our students learn alongside the rapidly changing advances in technology. Since the technology evolves at an alarming rate, we will continue to shift our goals to evolve along with what is available and necessary in our classrooms.We will provide authentic technology tools to students, and we will teach them how to use those tools effectively and safely. Given our economic status, this may sometimes be difficult due to financial limitations, but we will accept those challenges and continue to produce creative methods of working with what is available, as well as monitor our effectiveness of these methods.