The Teaneck Public Schools supports the infusion of technology into the district's instructional and instructional support programs at all levels. Educators responsible for the future of our students must be able to select from a wide variety of technological resources to enhance teaching and learning. In addition, the district recognizes that technology increases the effectiveness of district intracommunication, enhances productivity, assists employees in upgrading their skills through greater exchange of information with peers, and facilitates the improvement of communication between the district and members of the local school community.
The district's students and staff will have access to electronic information resources through their classrooms, offices, media centers, and school computer laboratories. Access to the district's computer network(s) and the Internet is a privilege that may be revoked at any time. Electronic information resources include, but are not limited to, Voice Mail, Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), Internet access, Electronic mail (e-mail), and instructional management software/courseware. These resources have been established for limited educational purposes and management uses, as approved by the Board of Education and under the direction of the Superintendent.
The terms "educational purpose" and "management use" include use of resources for experiences related to instruction, professional or career development, data management, research, and communication related to those uses. This Policy and related Regulations are established for the acceptable use of these resources as fundamental tools for learning in the Teaneck Public Schools, hereafter referred to as the District.