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CCSD to limit social media, texts between teachers and students

Posted at 12:12 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 18:30:33-04

Some major changes will be made in the upcoming school year to protect your children. The changes were prompted by the arrest of 13 Clark County School District employees during the 2016-2017 school year on accusations of sexual misconduct.

Administrators drafted a new policy that will be focused specifically on sexual misconduct.

Until now, any regulations about it were grouped in with the sexual harrassment and discrimination policy. But now, sexual misconduct will have its own category.

A big portion of the rough draft focuses on electronic communication between the teacher and the student. It limits how much they can talk and what hours they can talk.

“I’m sure there will be staff that think we shouldn’t limit that,” said Tammy Malich with Clark County School District. “I think parents overwhelmingly think we should limit it.”

Administrators also want everyone person who will have contact with children unsupervised to do a background check, fingerprint, and receive a badge.

If you want to weigh in, you can take CCSD’s survey.

A final version of the policy should be adopted before the new school year.