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4122 Teacher-Student Communications

Adoption Date: 2/12/2004
4000 - Personnel
4122 Teacher-Student Communications

It is expected that teachers and staff of the Lakeland Central School District, as part of their professional responsibilities, will communicate with students and/or parents/guardians regarding school-related matters, as necessary, such as attendance, instructional issues and homework. Such communications may include written notices, telephone calls and electronic communications (e-mail, instant messages). All such communications shall be for professional purposes only, and may not be for personal or social reasons.

Any teacher or staff member who communicates with a student via electronic communications shall identify himself/herself by name and as a teacher in the Lakeland Central School District. Teachers and staff members are prohibited from joining in student chat room conversations for purposes that are not educational, professional or school-related.