Prosser School District employees can now be disciplined if their personal social media posts disrupt school activity.
The district’s board of directors voted this week to enact a new social media policy in the wake of the controversy in which two district employees — a teacher and a library assistant — posted statements on Facebook earlier this year that were viewed as hostile to undocumented immigrants.
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Superintendent Ray Tolcacher said the new policy was drafted with help from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington to ensure that it did not trample First Amendment rights to free expression while protecting students from bullying.
“It’s a different world,” Tolcacher said. “The fallout we had in Prosser can happen anywhere