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Missouri Senate approves fix to Facebook law

Missouri senators this week voted unanimously to pass the “Facebook law” fix, entirely cutting out the state’s role in determining school district’s online communication policies.

Under the new bill, school districts must have their own policy regarding communication between employees and students in place by March 1, 2012.

Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Jackson County, said her only concern was trying to regulate technology because it changes so quickly.

“I had a couple of teachers over the weekend ask me a question about, ‘OK, so they fix this on Monday or during special session, can I have a Facebook page?’ and the answer, I think, is I don’t know,” Justus said.

Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-St. Louis County, who sponsored the bill, said it’s up to the school boards to decide whether a teacher can have a Facebook page.

The bill moved on to the House of Representatives.

– Missouri Digital News

    Missouri Senate approves fix to Facebook law

    Missouri senators this week voted unanimously to pass the “Facebook law” fix, entirely cutting out the state’s role in determining school district’s online communication policies.

    Under the new bill, school districts must have their own policy regarding communication between employees and students in place by March 1, 2012.

    Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Jackson County, said her only concern was trying to regulate technology because it changes so quickly.

    “I had a couple of teachers over the weekend ask me a question about, ‘OK, so they fix this on Monday or during special session, can I have a Facebook page?’ and the answer, I think, is I don’t know,” Justus said.

    Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-St. Louis County, who sponsored the bill, said it’s up to the school boards to decide whether a teacher can have a Facebook page.

    The bill moved on to the House of Representatives.

    – Missouri Digital News

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