TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL SCHOOL LAW
PART II. PARISH SCHOOL BOARDS

SUBPART B. POWERS AND DUTIES OF SCHOOL BOARDS AND PARISH SUPERINTENDENTS

 

17:100.7      Policies; governing authorities of public elementary and secondary schools; Internet and online sites; access by students and employees; exceptions

 A. Each governing authority of a public elementary or secondary school shall adopt policies, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, regarding access by students and employees to Internet and online sites that contain or make reference to harmful material the character of which is such that it is reasonably believed to be obscene, child pornography, conducive to the creation of a hostile or dangerous school environment, pervasively vulgar, excessively violent, or sexually harassing in the school environment all as defined by any applicable state or federal laws and the policies adopted pursuant to this Subsection. Such policies shall include but not be limited to prohibitions against accessing sites containing information on the manufacturing or production of bombs or other incendiary devices.

 B. Any policies adopted by a governing authority of a public elementary or secondary school pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall include the use of computer related technology or the use of Internet service provider technology designed to block access or exposure to any harmful material as specified in Subsection A of this Section, or both.

 C. The provisions of this Section shall not prohibit any authorized employee or student of a public elementary or secondary school from having unfiltered or unrestricted access to the Internet or an online service for legitimate scientific or educational purposes as determined and approved by the employing governing authority.

 D. The provisions of this Section shall not prohibit any authorized student in a public elementary or secondary school from having unfiltered or unrestricted access to the Internet or online services of a newspaper with a daily circulation of at least one thousand.

Added by Acts 1999, No. 1014, ยง 1.