Hernando County School District is trying to set out a social networking policy for its teacher and other employees. Unlike the Franklin School which I had blogged about last month having prohibited teachers and staff from any kind of school related social networking posting, Hernando is aware of the potential First Amendment issues involved in such sweeping restrictions and is looking to other districts for guidance. But as I’ve blogged about before, school districts are all over the map on this issue.
Is It Really that Difficult?
School districts must have teachers sign a code of conduct when they start working for them – why not just include social media in the description of activities like emailing, texting, phoning or meeting students outside of school hours and campus? Seem like school districts are over-reacting and creating more difficulties for themselves than is necessary