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Any alleged violation of the Board’s Policy or these procedures and guidelines involving a school employee that may also be a violation of state or federal law shall be reported to the proper authorities. Some acts are considered criminal and may be subject to prosecution. The Board and School System will fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney in investigating and prosecuting such criminal offenses.

NOTIFICATION:

  • 1.

    All School System employees shall be informed of implementation, and upon entering into system service, about the policy and procedures and guidelines regarding electronic communication including the possible consequences for a failure to comply with the policy. The policy shall be posted on the School System website for reference.

  • 2.

    A system-wide letter and/or telephone call will be disseminated to parents or legal guardians informing them of the policy regarding electronic communication by employees with students. Thereafter, parents and students will be notified as part of the Student Handbook and/or the Iberia Parish School District website.

“OPT-OUT" PROCEDURE:

1. A Parent or legal guardian has the option to submit written documentation to the school administrator reflecting the desire for his or her child not to be contacted individually through electronic communication from any school employee, group electronic communication exempted.

SUMMARY:

These procedures and guidelines discourage improper employee electronic communication with students at all system schools and improper interaction shall be handled following applicable laws and policies. However, the law clearly prohibits electronic communication by an employee to a student, unless proper procedures are followed in compliance with law and policy. The Iberia Parish School District shall not be civilly liable for any electronic communication by an employee with a student that is prohibited as provided in this policy.

Appendix A

Iberia Parish School District

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