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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-62


Computer Systems

  1. General

    This policy is to outline processes and procedures for the use of the School Division computer systems. This policy shall apply to all persons including Virginia Beach City Public Schools students, employees and non-employees who use these systems.

    Computer systems include, but are not limited to, all computers, electronic tablets, electronic readers, servers, network devices, telecommunication devices, multifunction devices, printers, scanners, peripheral equipment software, local and wide area networks, Internet access, data and digital content.

  2. Standards

    The Department of Technology shall establish the standards and specifications for all computer equipment, software, and computing services. All persons using School Division computer systems shall adhere to these standards and specifications.

  3. Maintenance

    Maintenance of technology equipment and software requires compliance with the standards and specifications established by the Department of Technology.

  4. Property of the Division

    All computer systems are the property of the School Board and shall be reasonably protected against theft, damage, unauthorized access or use, tampering, and environmental hazards.

  5. Data Security

    Data security and integrity are the responsibility of individuals who have access to the information. The School Division will comply with applicable state and federal law.

  6. License Requirements

    Computer data, programs, and related information shall be in compliance with the applicable legal, licensing, and regulatory agency requirements. The School Board policies and regulations prohibit unauthorized copying or use of software.

  7. Supervisory Responsibility

    Each department head is responsible for monitoring compliance with acceptable use policies for all assigned personnel.

    Each principal is responsible for monitoring compliance with acceptable use policies for all assigned personnel and students.

    Each principal or department head is also responsible for planning employee training on the effective use of computer systems in the performance of work responsibilities.

  8. Acceptable Use Policy

    Use of the School Division computer systems is governed by School Board Policy 6-64 (Acceptable Use Policy).

Editor’s Notes
See School Board Policy 6-64: Acceptable Use Policy
See School Board Regulation 6-64.1: Acceptable Use of Computer Systems

Legal References:

Code of Virginia §2.2-3700, et seq., as amended. Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

Code of Virginia § 2.2-3800, et seq., as amended. Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99, as amended.

Approved by School Board: January 4, 2000
Amended by School Board: August 5, 2003
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006
Amended by School Board: June 18, 2013