New teachers in the Cape Girardeau School District were told immediately Thursday during orientation not to connect with students online.
"As far as a teacher goes, I've never been a proponent of that. I don't think teachers should have that kind of relationship with students," said assistant superintendent Sherry Copeland.
Copeland said the Cape Girardeau district will soon have an updated policy on electronic communication in place because of the law.
Copeland said although she realizes the law was put in place to protect students, as an administrator she also looks at the teacher's side of things. Online communication, she said, can put a teacher in jeopardy and more prone to accusations.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Cape Girardeau teachers told not to go online with students
Administrators in the Cape Girardeau School District have warned their teachers not to go online with students following the signing into law of Sen. Jane Cunningham's Amy Hestir Student Protection Act: