Acceptable Use Policy

The computers of the Mountain Lakes Public Schools contain access to the Internet. The Internet is an electronic highway connecting thousands of computers all over the world and millions of individual people. The district has access for the following: (1) electronic mail; (2) information and news from a variety of sources and research institutions; (3) access to many university libraries, the Library of Congress, and more.

With access to computers and people all over the world also comes the availability of some material that may not be considered to be of educational value within the context of the school setting. The Mountain Lakes Public Schools have taken every available precaution to restrict access to inappropriate materials.

However, on a global network it is impossible to control all materials. The users of the district's access to the Internet firmly believe that the valuable information and interaction available on the world wide network far outweigh the possibility of users procuring material that is not consistent with the educational mission of this district.

Before a student is permitted to access the internet, signed copies of the Student Network Responsibility Contract must be on file in each school library.

The Contract