The following practices have been found to reduce maintenance costs. All district
equipment will be used following these guidelines.
DO NOT Turn on a computer
without using a surge protector (one per machine)
DO NOT Turn off computer while
in Microsoft Windows
DO NOT spray cleaners directly
on any electronic component. To clean your screen or computer, lightly spray a lint
free dust cloth and then wipe down equipment
DO NOT Cover your computer with
plastic while it is on-- the heat buildup is dangerous!
DO NOT Save personal files on
the hard drive of your computer -- use network folders to assist you in remote access
DO NOT LOAD any program files on
your computer. Contact a technology coordinator before you attempt to load any software on
DO NOT Load any shareware
program or other software not purchased by the district. Viruses are transmitted this way.
DO NOT Bump a computer or
"jar" it, move it or the table it is sitting on while it is running. Keep
printers off the same table as your computer. Movement of your computer may cause hard
DO NOT Set other electronic
equipment near your computer (phones, stereos, radios, coffee cup warmers, etc.)
DO NOT Plug other electronic
appliances into your surge protector. This causes small surges that eventually may damage
DO NOT Unplug your computer
while it is running. Use the surge protector switch to turn off your computer before you
unplug the surge protector from the wall.
DO NOT bring diskettes in and
out of the district unless you wish to be responsible for virus scanning and screening all
DO NOT Allow students to utilize
the Internet while unattended -- for ANY reason!
DO NOT Allow students to perform
administrative tasks on your computer (i.e. add programs, delete programs, perform
upgrades or maintenance, unless accompanied by a maintenance request form from your campus
Use a surge protector on all
Keep dust and liquids away from
all electronic equipment. Dust the system regularly.
Run SCANDISK & Defrag often,
to optimize your computer. If you do not know how to do this, contact your
Unplug your system from the wall
on vacations, unless your technology coordinator tells you otherwise.
Keep your mouse pad clean. This
will lengthen the life of your mouse.
Lock your computer before
leaving it unattended.
Remove all batteries from
calculators, remote controls, and other similar equipment over long breaks or summer
vacations. Batteries should be stored in plastic wrap so that they do not touch each
other or other metals. Keep them in a cool dry place.