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A closer look at Lodi Unified School District’s social networking policy

Assistant Superintendent Dawn Vetica discusses how and why policy was created

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Dawn Vetica

Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:00 am

Lodi Unified School District’s social networking policy has drawn criticism this week from some who believe it infringes on First Amendment rights. Under the policy, students can be suspended from an athletic team or club activity for online bullying or making inappropriate comments about students and staff. Upon multiple offenses, they can be suspended for the entire season.

In response to concerns raised at this week’s school board meeting, two trustees, Bonnie Cassel and George Neely, asked concerned students to help them clarify the policy.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:09 pm on Fri, Aug 9, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    What vague answers to nearly all of these questions asked here and for an assistant superintendent this lady gives the appearance of being pretty well uninformed about what's happening in our own school district and a specially on her own job. When will Lodi Unified ever ensure us taxpaying citizens that we are getting the bang for our bucks with some of these overpaid administrators? The reporter should've elaborated on answers for some of these questions rather than just moving on to the next silly retorts.

  • Zachary Denney posted at 10:21 am on Fri, Aug 9, 2013.

    zachdenney Posts: 1

    I personally think it's funny how board members Cassel and Neely expressed a desire at Tuesday's board meeting, and when asked about it by the writer of this article, Vetica completely ignored any mention of a discussion with students. Why send or email suggestions to you when you can easily cast them to the side, which I'm certain will happen. Another thing I've noticed with her answers is that she doesn't even fully answer her questions.



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