Friday, October 28, 2011

LaDue teacher, ACLU drop Facebook Bill lawsuit

LaDue teacher Christina Thomas filed a motion today in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri asking for her lawsuit against the LaDue Board of Education and the State Board of Education be dismissed.

The suit apparently became unnecessary after Gov. Jay Nixon signed SB 1, the revision of Sen. Jane Cunningham's SB 54. The revision eliminated the social networking portion of SB 54 and requires every school district in the state to create a policy for student/teacher communications by March 1, 2012.

Ms. Thomas had filed her lawsuit, claiming that SB 54 prevented her from even being able to communicate with her own child via social networking. She was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

1 comment:

Aimatahome said...

Ladue school district needs someone to take control. I am in the midst of dealing with an issue where one of the coaches at Ladue Horton High School attempted to help my teenage daughter runaway. Giving her his private cell number, and speaking to an un-authorized third party about her. The Asst. Superintendent Judy Sclair, Hasnt even taken the matter seriously,she has been trying to brush it off. What a sorry District, for what they have good in educating, they suck in discipline of their own staff. So, I for one am with the new law. I just think there should be an exception for the communication between teachers who have children in school. But, a male teacher helping female kids runaway, is he a predator?