USD 273 Web Publishing Guidelines
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The USD 273 website will serve as a communication tool for distributing school district information and on-line resources to parents, students, district employees, and the community. Overall, our objectives are 1) to enhance the community's knowledge of school policies and activities, 2) share school and library resources with members of the community, 3) increase parent's awareness of student's curriculum, assignments, and current studies, and 4) increase communication between parents, teachers, and the community.
Management of District Website
The management of the district website will be the responsibility of three persons, the District Network Administrator, and two building Webmasters, one at both the Jr. Sr. High School and the Elementary School.
The District Network Administrator will oversee the full development of the website. Primary responsibilities include:
The website will have a Webmaster at both the Elementary and the Jr. Sr. High School. The overall responsibility of the building Webmasters is to oversee those web pages created at, or relating to, their facility. Primary responsibilities include:
USD 273 respects the laws of copyright and of intellectual and creative property. It is against USD 273 policy to publish any copyrighted material on the website without written permission from the author/creator of such property. This includes any and all audio, visual, textual, and software property.
Free clipart, music files, etc., gained from other sites may be used as long as doing so is in accordance with any desires or wishes of the originating site. Quotations, paraphrasing and summations may also be used in textual documents, as long as full credit and citation are given to the author, as per the MLA Style Book. The only other exceptions to this will be those uses of audio, visual, textual documents created by students, staff, or others as outlined in the district's "Website Privacy and Media Permission Guidelines."
Guidelines for Authoring
Web page authors should keep in mind the purpose and need for the information contained on their pages. Before creating any pages, authors should get approval for their section of the site from their building Webmaster. This is necessary for the Network Administrator and the Webmasters to create the appropriate links and security for the new pages.
It is the responsibility of web page authors to:
Student Generated Pages
Any web pages generated by students for publishing on the USD 273 website must meet the following criteria:
Students are permitted to help faculty and staff members create pages for their respective classes or departments.
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