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You Are What You Post

Every time you communicate, you shape public opinion about you, your role, your school, your school district and public education.

Things to Remember

  • Always be positive and helpful online—all district staff are ambassadors. Always.
  • Use sound judgment and due care when on and off duty.
  • Use social media to build, manage and maintain positive relationships with key school/community stakeholders.
  • As a school/district ambassador, posts are never really your own.
  • The world is always watching, even if your accounts are private/protected. Everything can be screen-captured and shared.
  • Freedom of expression does not mean freedom from consequence.
  • Establish and follow a clear set of social media guidelines. See the district’s Social Media for Employees Policy 5255.
  • It is important to be familiar with R277 515-517.

Keep Safety and Privacy Top of Mind

  • Always respect privacy and confidentiality, especially with respect to student information.
  • Never post personal student information without family/guardian consent.
  • Make sure any student you are posting photographs/videos of has not opted out of social media consent. This option is given to parents during the registration procedure and teachers are provided a list of students who have opted out.
  • Field trips and information about extracurricular activities should not be posted prior to an event.

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