The Lower Dauphin School District is a proud member of the Regional Wide Area Network (E-Corridor Project) and the PAIU-Net. We connect to the CAIU which in turn provides a 1 gigabit connection to partner districts, and access to both the Internet and Internet2
Internet access is provided to students and employees only after agreeing to the District's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Use is filtered per guidelines established in the Children's Internet Protection Act and similar local, state and federal requirements. Web sites are analyzed by a content filtering company and blocked according to categories specified by the District. In addition to web content filtering, student Internet use is logged and reviewed regularly, as well as monitored by faculty in order to maintain a safe and educational environment. Finally, the District also uses an appliance to monitor and log all student and employee computer activities, alerting district personnel when defined actions occur and providing an opportunity to audit our content filtering system.
Because no Internet filtering software is perfect, staff members may request that individual websites be blocked or unblocked by e-mailing our helpdesk. Requests for changes to filtering policies are examined to determine the educational value and appropriateness of the site. Requests normally take between 24 and 48 hours to complete.