Policies and Procedures
Acceptable Use Policy
Guilford County Schools’ Internet connection has been established in the belief that the information and interaction available are valuable additions to educational resources. The first Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) was written in 1996. The current Board Policy EFE-Acceptable Use of Technology and Procedure EFE-P Acceptable Use of Electronic Transmission Capabilities continue to be updated as technology use requires.
The intent of the policy is to ensure that all uses of the connection are consistent with the goals and educational philosophy of the school system. The procedure specifically outlines responsibilities in the following areas:
- Network Etiquette
- Network Resources
- Unauthorized Charges
- Emerging Technologies
The Acceptable Use Policy is included in the Guilford County Schools Personnel Handbook and in the Student Handbook.
Technology Services Policies, Procedures, and Standards Manual
The Technology Services Policies, Procedures, and Standards Manual was written to provide policies for using all technology resources in a responsible, legal. and ethical manner. The procedures and standards outlined in this document were developed by the Technology Applications Review Committee (TARC). The TARC reviews the acquisition and implementation of any hardware or software application. The goal of the committee is to provide a standard and controllable network environment for the district.
Examples of issues addressed in the manual included:
- Minimum standards for networked computers
- Relocation of equipment
- Computer donations
- Personally-owned software
- Email accounts for non-employees
- Password resets
- Use of email
- Approved software lists
Requests for technology services that are listed in this document may be submitted to Technology Services through the school or department’s Technology Contact Person and the web-based Help Desk Ticket System. Any application not included in this document requires review and approval of the TARC.
The complete Technology Services Policies, Procedures, and Standards Manual can be viewed by selecting the following link: Technology Policies, Procedures and Standards Manual.
Technology Services Standard Operating Procedures
Technology Services maintains a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to provide a consistent and quality operation. Standard Operating Procedures can be found at the link preceding.