- Social media guideline proposals at a glance
The new guidelines to be considered by Lodi Unified School District trustees at a future meeting eliminates the requirement for students and parents to sign the policy. They also eliminate specific examples of inappropriate behavior by students via social media.
Here are the differences in the three versions:
Version 1: Lodi Unified staff members won’t monitor student social media accounts, but administrators have the right to act on information provided by students, parents and community members. District officials may also investigate social media sites if there is an allegation of online conduct that violates student discipline laws, rules and regulations.
Version 2: Similar to Version 1, but eliminates a paragraph that states that students should represent their school in the best possible manner.
Version 3: Students are subject to discipline if their online conduct violates the California Education Code or Lodi Unified School District rules. Any allegation of student misconduct is evaluated based on circumstances involved, including online activities.
— Source: Lodi Unified School District
Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District trustees postponed a revision of the district’s controversial student social networking policy after Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer handed out two alternatives to the board at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting.
One of the revised guidelines was posted on the district’s website late Friday afternoon, but trustees were surprised to see two additional versions at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00 am.