All electronic data, computer programs, network connections and resources, Internet access and all other information systems resources are assets of the St. Tammany Parish School Board.  Tools and resources used in conjunction with instructional or information processing services are assets of the School Board.  As such, these assets are not to be altered, duplicated, or released outside of the School Board in an unauthorized manner.  Similarly, there are risks of introducing program-destroying files (viruses) in the School Board’s network environment that could severely impact the integrity of data and continued operations at all levels.  This requires that no utilities, files, programs, images or any other electronic information be installed on any school or School Board computer or attached to the School Board network without proper authorizations.  Misuse of these resources for personal reasons is a misappropriation of the funds dedicated to the resources and shall be dealt with appropriately.  Personal use of these resources during work hours shall be strictly prohibited as it has a direct, minute for minute, impact on productivity and efficient use of time.


This policy extends, but is not limited to:



In an attempt to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation of any alleged violations of this policy and to protect the rights of employees against who such allegations have been made, the following procedure shall be utilized.


  1. Allegations made against employees shall be immediately reported to the Superintendent or his or her designee.

  2. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall promptly conduct a complete investigation into the matter and take appropriate action.

  3. The investigation shall be as provided for in the Collective Bargaining contract between the School Board and employee union for those employees covered by contract.


Nothing in this policy shall be construed to deny any employee of his/her right to due process under the law.


Adopted:  August 10, 2017


Ref:    20 USC 7131 (Internet Safety)

47 USC 254 (Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA))

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:100.7, 17:280

Board minutes, 5-1-98, 8-10-17


St. Tammany Parish School Board