Student InternetForms & PoliciesSTUDENT ACCESS TO NETWORKED INFORMATION RESOURCES AND ACCEPTABLE USE PHILOSOPHYKetchikan Gateway Borough School District Students have access to the internet for many academic purposes including, but not limited to, communication, research, and educational activities. Every student must return the permission form below before they can be allowed access to school computers.Electronic information research skills are now fundamental to preparation of citizens and future employees in this Age of Information. The Board expects that staff will blend thoughtful use of such information throughout the curriculum and that the staff will provide guidance and instruction to students in the appropriate use of electronic resources. Staff will consult the guidelines for instructional materials contained in Board policy 6161.1 and will honor the goals set forth for selection of instructional materials.
Access to telecommunications will enable students to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging messages with people throughout the world. The Board believes that the benefits to students accessing electronic and telecommunication resources and collaboration, exceed the disadvantages. But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District supports and respects each family�s right to decide whether or not to apply for independent access.[BP 5139 (b)]Please Click Here to access the District Acceptable Use And Internet Access Permission Form.