• West Plains Public Wireless Internet Access Policy

    Use of the West Plains Public Schools wireless connection is entirely at the risk of the user.  Users should be familiar with their own personal wireless device and should have basic knowledge of how to connect their own devices to a wireless network. 

    WPPS staff will not provide technical assistance with personal devices or configurations and cannot guarantee that the user will be able to make a wireless connection.  If the user has problems accessing the Internet over this connection, the staff will verify the district’s wireless connection is up and running.

    West Plains Public schools does not offer laptops or peripheral equipment (power strips, wireless network cards, mouse pads, cables, etc.) to the public nor can guarantee access to power outlets.  The user should bring a fully charged battery and prepare to be self-powered, as electrical outlets are not always readily available in public areas.  West Plains Public School assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment.  Users must keep their equipment with them at all times.

    As with most public wireless, the district’s connection is not secure and privacy cannot be protected.  Any information being sent or received could potentially be intercepted by another wireless user.  Cautious and informed wireless users should not transmit sensitive personal information (credit card numbers, passwords, or any other sensitive personal information) while using this or any public wireless networks.

    West Plains Public Schools will not be responsible for personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware, or software due to electrical surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.  All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.

    Printers are not available via the wireless connection.  If users need to print, they should save their work to a portable storage device (e.g. floppy disk, USB drive) that can be used on a computer at a later time.

    Use of these access points is governed by the West Plains Public Schools Internet Policy.  All users are expected to use the  wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.  Users shall not violate federal, Missouri or local laws, including the transmission or receiving of pornography or harmful material, fraud or downloading copyrighted material.

    This policy may be amended from time to time.

    Posted: 05 July 2011