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Acceptable Use of Technology Resources

Purpose: To establish the board’s vision and the basic structure for the acceptable use of technology resources by students and staff.


Fort Mill School District (FMSD) provides students with access to variety of technological and electronic resources to support and enhance the academic, social, and emotional achievement of students in the district. Given the integration of online and networked content into the delivery of the curriculum in many classes, responsible use of electronic resources by students is essential to the program of education.


FMSD provides staff with access to variety of technological and electronic resources for academic, professional, and operational purposes. Responsible use of electronic resources by staff members is essential to the educational delivery and efficient operations of the school district.


New functionalities and tools continually emerge in educational and operational information technology, as do new risks. The board directs the administration to develop and keep updated administrative rules governing the acceptable uses of these resources consistent with the policies stated above.

Adopted 1/27/98; Revised 7/1/03, 1/27/09, 4/9/19

Legal References:

A. United States Code of Laws, as amended:

1. Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000, 47 U.S.C.A. Section 254(h).

2. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C.A. Section 512 - Limitations on liability relating to material online.

B. S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, as amended:

1. Section 10-1-205 - Computers in public libraries; regulation of Internet access.

2. Section 16-3-850 - Encountering child pornography while processing film or working on a computer.

3. Section 16-15-305 - Disseminating, procuring, or promoting obscenity unlawful; definitions; penalties; obscene material designated contraband.

Code IJNDB - Issued 4/19