Social media policy
The School Board should adopt a final social media policy on Sept. 28. The rules stem from growing concern over inappropriate relationships between students and staff.
The policy dictates rules of electronic communication between students and staff.
It also requires employees and volunteers to report any suspected sexual misconduct between students and employees.
Yet the board and community members remain concerned over the required background checks for unsupervised or regular volunteers — a roughly $60 cost that volunteers would have to cover.
District officials worry that will deter volunteers from helping out in schools.
“That’s like groceries almost for the week, or gas for the car, or whatever it is,” Board President Deanna Wright said of the cost.