Professional social media is a work-related social media activity that is either school-based (e.g., a Woodland Public Schools principal establishing a Facebook page for his/her school or a teacher establishing a Facebook page or blog for his/her class), non-school-based (e.g., District office staff establishing a Facebook page to facilitate the office’s administration), or related to professional development (e.g., online professional learning community).
Personal social media use is a non-work-related social media activity (e.g., a Woodland Public Schools employee establishing a Facebook, Twitter, or other social media account for his/her own personal use).
Only the professional use of social media is allowed during work hours, and at any time on District owned technology (computers, tablets etc.)
Social media sites are blocked on all District computers, with the exception of staff computers where the employee has received permission from their supervisor (principal) to make use of social media for professional/educational communication.
All District use of social media must be with an account created using your District supplied email address (@woodlandschools.org or @kwrl.org), not with a personal email account.
If you have an existing account used for school purposes with a personal email address, either change the address associated with it or close the account and create a new one. If you are not clear how to do this contact the tech department for assistance.
In order to maintain professional staff/student boundaries (policy no. 5253) the following guidelines apply to all staff using social media, whether a professional account during work hours or a personal account at home.
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