The Tannehill Board of Education recognizes that telephone communications by staff and students are occasionally necessary. However, classes must not be interrupted for routine telephone calls.
School staff may possess, without permission, wireless telecommunications devices on school property or while attending any school-sponsored activities on or off school property. Wireless telecommunications devices include, but are not limited to, beepers, pagers, and cellular telephones. Devices should be turned off while teachers are in their instructional setting with students. Devices may not be used while the teacher or other staff are in control of students unless needed for an emergency or needed for duties and responsibilities of that position. Devices that include imaging capabilities shall not be utilized to publish to social media, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
Devices may be used in support of the educational process or to produce material/content for the school yearbook or school website. Staff should use care and discretion in capturing only images that report student achievement in a positive way. Embarrassing photos or images may be classified as cyberbullying and bring disciplinary action.
Staff should also be aware of policy on directory information and abide by parental requests regarding publication of their child’s photo or image.
Staff should also use discernment and refrain from excessive use of phone cameras and similar technology.