• Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

    Families must complete the Consent For Technology And Digital Resource Use form before students will have access to the internet at school.

    Student Responsibilities
    Students are expected to abide by the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), WCPSS Board of Education policies; 3225/4312/7320-R&P Student Responsible Use Policy3225/4312/7320 Technology Responsible Use and North Carolina and federal laws. Prohibited uses fall into the following broad categories:

    • Disruptive use
    • Unauthorized use
    • Illegal use
    • Political or commercial use
    • Inappropriate use

    If you are in violation, you will lose your computer privileges for a period of time based on the severity of the violation. If you violate Board policies or state or federal laws, you will face additional and more serious consequences in accordance with those policies and laws. If the school year ends before the computer suspension, the remainder of the suspension will carry over to the next school year.

    Academic Consequences of Violations
    AUP violations may carry serious academic consequences. If you lose your computer privileges, you may not use a computer within KHSCD for the duration of the violation. If you have access to the necessary hardware/software at home, you can complete computer-related assignments at home. Otherwise, you may propose alternate, non-technology assignments to your teachers. Your teachers decide whether your proposal constitutes acceptable alternatives that meet the learning objectives of the original assignments. There may be no valid alternatives in computer-based courses, and the result may be that you fail the course.

    Limitation of Liability
    KHSCD and WCPSS make no guarantee that the functions or the services provided by or through the KHSCD and WCPSS networks will be error-free or without defect. KHSCD and WCPSS will not be responsible for any damage you as a user may suffer, including, but not limited to, loss of data or interruptions of service. KHSCD and WCPSS are not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the system. KHSCD and WCPSS will not be responsible for financial obligations arising through the unauthorized use of the system