- Students learned about the democratic process
Three Bear Creek High School students who participated in continuing discussions with other Lodi Unified School District students about the controversial policy governing social networking, discussed the benefits of being a part of the government process.
Bear Creek junior Zachary Denney told the board on Tuesday that participating in recent board meetings discussing the social networking policy was a learning experience for him and many other Bear Creek students about how democracy works.
Although Bear Creek students were active in protesting the original policy and attending school board meetings to discuss changing it, students from Lodi, Tokay and McNair high schools didn’t participate in the discussion.
“A lot of students think they can’t do anything (about it),” Denney said after the meeting.
Bear Creek junior Jacob Williams said, “A lot of them think minors don’t have rights.”
Denney said after the meeting that it doesn’t do any good for students to complain about something and then walk away. For example, he wants to work with the district to address how to reduce the bullying that goes on at school.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am
After a month of controversy over new social networking guidelines, Lodi Unified School District trustees finally agreed on the wording of a reworked policy. They hope the new guidelines meet the satisfaction of students who objected to the original policy, as well as an attorney who threatened to sue the district over First Amendment rights.
The board unanimously voted for the newly worded guidelines at Tuesday’s meeting.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am.