The Adams50 Acceptable Use Policy has a preamble that explains why a policy is needed, the importance of having a policy in place, and how the district’s code of conduct fits into the AUP.  While a definition section is seen as an important component of an Acceptable Use Policy, Adams50 does not have this section, and I believe it would benefit students if they included this.  The district does have a policy statement that explains appropriate uses of computers and the district’s network for students and staff, and how students gain and lose access to this network.  The district explains acceptable uses of their network, and has an in-depth section on inappropriate uses as well.  There is also a violation/sanctions area that tells students how and where to report violations, and consequences for violating the AUP.     Overall, Adams50 has a relatively thorough Acceptable Use Policy for using computers on the district’s network.  The only recommendations I would make are to include a section for definitions, and to make the language and structure of the AUP more kid friendly for elementary and middle school students.  The policy appears to cater to high school students and parents, and it would benefit students to have this policy accessible to all students.  

Here is the link to a Wordle emphasizing the key words in the Adams50 AUP:

http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5504858/Adams50_AUP

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