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7540.05 - Electronic Mail

The School Board is committed to the effective use of electronic mail by all employees of the District in conduct of their official duties. The intent is to assist employees in using electronic messages. It is not meant to limit or discourage the use of electronic mail for conducting business. Rather, it is to establish a framework for the proper use of electronic mail as an official business tool.

The District complies with all Federal and State laws pertaining to electronic mail. State and Federal law exempts certain documents and information within documents from disclosure, no matter what their form. Before electronic mail is released pursuant to a public records request, all exempt information in it must be deleted.

The Board does not authorize the use of its proprietary computers and computer network ("network") to accept, transmit, or distribute unsolicited bulk e-mail sent from the Internet to network e-mail accounts. In addition, Internet e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the network that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing will be deemed to be counterfeit. Any attempt to send or cause such counterfeit e-mail to be sent to or through the network is unauthorized. Similarly, e-mail that is relayed from any third party's mail servers without the permission of that third party, or which employs similar techniques to hide or obscure the source of the e-mail, is also an unauthorized use of the network. The District's failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of District rights.

Unauthorized use of the network in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, including the transmission of counterfeit e-mail, may result in civil and criminal penalties against the sender.

F.S. 119.011, 257.05

Revised 4/1/14

© Neola 2011

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