Empowered Use

* Be careful and gentle: Take care of our devices and networks.

* Be empowered: Amaze us with the awesome things you do. Share with us (@pisdtech) and your community!

* Be respectful: foster a school community that is positive, principled, and caring.

* Be smart and safe: Think before you click. If you are uncertain, talk with your admin staff.

Adapted from The Lincoln School

Acceptable Use Guidelines (AUG)

  • Applies to all network users.
  • Applies to all technology resources.


Remember that every time you log in to a district computer, you agree to the terms of this policy.

Examples of Improper Use of a computer or the network

All of the following are PROHIBITED on our network:

  • Racist, profane or obscene language
  • Using the network for financial gain
  • Harming or attempting to harm the equipment or data
  • Accessing inappropriate material
  • Knowingly placing a computer virus on a computer or the network
  • Using a computer or the network for illegal purposes

Specifics Regarding Email

Email is considered a public document under the Texas Open Records Law and can be accessed by the public or news media in the case of any type of legal action.

  • Use appropriate language. (No swearing, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs)
  • No sending of obscene messages or pictures.
  • Do NOT send chain letters, etc. Notify friends that you cannot receive them on your PISD email account. Ask them to send these to your home email address.
  • Requests for personal information on students or staff members should not be honored via email. (see CQ(EXHIBIT E)). No grade or related information should be exchanged without the signed parent/guardian form on file. In addition, security information such as username or password should not be sent via email.