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Teachers union sues Florida school district over proposed social
media policy

from WTSP-TV

Many Florida school districts are proposing guidelines, even policy, limiting a teacher or school staff's contact with students on the Internet, including social media websites. Some districts go as far as restricting what district employees can post on their personal sites. "It's our position the code of ethics applies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," says Scott Martin, attorney for the Manatee School District in Flordia. The union says the draft policy is unconstitutional because it infringes on teachers' right to free speech. "Public employees have the same right as any taxpayer to express their feelings about the school district as an entity," said the president of the Manatee Education Association. more

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