ECISD Making Changes to Social Media Policy for Teachers

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Texting between teachers and students is a touchy subject.

So the Ector County School District is outlining what's appropriate and what's not.

They're making some policy changes.

Under them, if a teacher wants to text a student, or vice versa, it has to strictly be related to school business.

Other changes include changing the definition of electronic media to include all forms of social media like text messaging, blogs, chat rooms and social networking sites.

The changes are being made as part of a recommendation by the Texas Association of School Boards.

School board members are expected to give it their final approval at the February board meeting.