IGT-RA, User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information, and Network Security
About this Regulation
Last revised: July 27, 2012
- To ensure the security of all elements of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) computer systems, related technology, and electronic information;
- To delineate appropriate uses for all users of MCPS computer systems;
- To promote intellectual development through the use of computer systems, related technology, and electronic information in a safe environment; and
- To ensure compliance with relevant state, local, and federal law.
MCPS provides computer equipment, computer services, and network access to schools and offices for purposes consistent with the mission of MCPS. The wide array of information technology available to MCPS users introduces new risks and opportunities. The responsibility for appropriate behavior rests with all individuals who use MCPS information technology resources and computing facilities. In schools, the online activities of minors are monitored by staff, and through systemwide technology protection measures. Levels of access are provided depending on assignment, responsibility, and need to know. Users must protect information and resources against theft, malicious damage, unauthorized access, tampering, and loss.