Policies & Procedures
Access to the Districts' technology resources is a privilege granted soley to Central Dauphin School District administration, teachers, staff, students, and those with special accounts. All users of the computing facilities must act responsibly and maintain the integrity of these resources. The District reserves the right to limit, restrict or extend computing privileges and access to its resources. Those who do not abide by the policies listed below should expect suspension of computer privileges, and disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or expulsion.
IT Services should be notified about violations of computers laws and policies, as well as about potential loopholes in the security of its computer systems and networks. The user-community is expected to cooperate with IT Services in its operation of computer systems and networks as well as in the investigation of misuse or abuse.
In Accordance with Act 197 (
As an example, under Pennsylvania law, it is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and imprisonment up to seven years for any person to access, alter or damage any computer system, network, software or database, or any part thereof, with the intent to interrupt the normal functioning of an organization (18 Pa.Sub Chapter B. 7611(a)(1)). Disclosing a password to a computer system, network, etc., knowingly and without authorization, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to five years, as is intentional and unauthorized access to a computer, interference with the operation of a computer or network, or alteration of computer software (18 PaSub Chapter B. 7611(a)(2 and 3)).
See PA Title 18 - Subchapter B - Hacking and similar offenses, for more information.