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Raleigh County school board bans teachers from sending personal texts to students
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 8:47 AM EDT
The Raleigh County Board of Education has banned teachers from sending personal texts to students.
The Register-Herald reports that board members policy approved Tuesday.
Schools Superintendent Jim Brown says the policy bans texting that's unrelated to school or extracurricular activities.
Board member Cynthia Jafary says the policy is designed to give school employees guidelines for how to communicate with students.
Jafary says teachers and staff are encouraged to use a school-based system that allows them to send electronic messages to students and parents regarding snow days, homework assignments, classroom events and practices.
Information from: The Register-Herald, http://www.register-herald.com