Policy Details

4118.51 and 4218.51 Employee Use of Social Media

4118.51 / 4218.51

PERSONNEL

EMPLOYEE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

I.PURPOSE

The Litchfield Public Schools recognizes the value of teacher inquiry, investigation, and innovation using technology tools to enhance the learning experience. The District also recognizes its obligation to teach and ensure responsible and safe use of these technologies.

This policy addresses employees' use of publicly available social media networks including: personal web sites, blogs, wikis, social networks, online forums, virtual worlds, and any other social media. The District takes no position on employees' decision to participate in the use of social media networks for personal use on personal time. However, use of these media for personal use during District time or on District equipment is prohibited. In addition, employees must avoid posting any information or engaging in communications that violate state or federal laws or District policies.

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 1/19/2011
Policy Rewritten: 2/5/2014
Policy Revised: 6/17/2015, 10/5/2016, 2/11/2021

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