Kanawha schools' social media policy may influence Wayne

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Kanawha schools' social media policy may influence Wayne
By Ryan Quinn, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Wayne County’s school board is considering creating a social media policy, and the lawyer drafting it says she’s looking at the version Kanawha County’s school board has been considering as an example to possibly follow.

But attorney Leslie Tyree, who provides legal services for Wayne and the five other county public school systems in Regional Education Service Agency 2, said Tuesday that she won’t look at Kanawha’s version exclusively. She said she plans to start drafting the policy this week.

“It’s not necessarily going to mimic Kanawha County’s or any other county’s,” Tyree said. Kanawha’s board hasn’t yet approved its own proposed “social media policy,” which has a scope beyond what its title may imply to users of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

It says “Social media can be engaged in by various ways, for example, through text messages, instant messages, and email.”

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