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Board of Education Approves Social Media Policy For School Employees

The Stamford Board of Education on May 22 reportedly passed a policy that allows district officials to "intervene" in the event school employees use social media in a way that interferes with district operations.

Organizations of all types are clamping down on what their employees can and cannot say about their jobs via Facebook and other social media channels — and municipal workers are no exception.

The challenge for organizations however lies in the policing of social media channels.

According to a report in the Stamford Times, the Board of Education on May 22 passed a policy that allows district officials to "intervene" in the event school employees use social media in a way that interferes with district operations. That includes using social media for harassment, distributing confidential information, or inappropriate contact with students.

The board has been .

The legality of such policies is being called into question. According to a recent report in , the school board there which is now being challenged by the The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

The ACLU says the by the Manchester Board of Education restricts free speech and violates the First Amendment of U.S. Constitution.

The Stamford Board of Education's proposed policy must still be approved superintendent of schools. For more check out the Stamford Times report.

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