Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy
All New Jersey public schools required by law to have similar policies in place
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – During the board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26, Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved the first draft of a policy that governs the ways in which teachers, coaches and other staff members can communicate with students, a measure that Superintendent Scott McCartney said is intended to protect both the students and staff members in today’s digital age.
In April, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that calls for New Jersey’s school districts to adopt a policy outlining the rules on how educators and other support staff should handle electronic communications with students. The term “electronic communication” includes phone calls, emails, computer networks, social media and texting and other instant messages.