Can districts regulate educators' private social media accounts?

06/19/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Officials in an Oregon school district are consulting with legal counsel to determine how far they can go in regulating what staff members post on private social media accounts. The scrutiny stems from concerns about offensive images and posts on an elementary-school principal's Instagram and Twitter accounts. The district's current policy sets rules for communication with students and the posting of confidential information via social media.

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