• Social Media Information for District Employees

     

    District Social Media Information

    9120.02 - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Purpose

    The Berea City School District promotes openness, transparency and the sharing of ideas. The Berea City Schools have joined social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to provide an additional method of communicating with our parents, staff, students and residents. These pages are operated by the Berea City School District and content reflects the mission, goals, vision and spirit of our schools. By accessing, viewing and/or interacting with these pages, you have accepted the following Terms of Use set forward by the District to protect the pages and their users from harmful or illegal online activity. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not view or post content to these pages. This social media policy applies to existing social media pages, as well as other platforms the District may decide to join in the future.

    The goals of these pages will be to:

    1. provide important updates about the District, including upcoming events, scheduling changes, schools closings, etc.
       
    2. share stories that show our students achieving excellence in their educations.
       
    3. work as a tool for two-way communication and feedback from residents regarding certain school-related issues.
       
    4. educate residents about community opportunities available at the schools.
       
    5. encourage residents to take an active interest in the schools and participate in school events.

    Terms of Use

    1. Vulgar, offensive, prejudicial, inflammatory, illegal or copyrighted content will be removed from these pages at the discretion of the pages' administrators, operating on behalf of the Berea City School District.
       
    2. Harassment, bullying, threatening language, abusive, defamatory and/or discriminatory content will not be tolerated and these pages reserve the right to suspend or terminate any user that participates in such activity.
       
    3. You may not use this page to make negative comments about individual or specific staff, students, parents or BCSD affiliates.
       
    4. You must abide by the Terms and Conditions established by the individual platforms.
       
    5. You may not post any content that contains company or service endorsements, solicitation, or promotion of commercial products and services.
       
    6. Discussions that are "off-topic" or unrelated to the goals of these pages are prohibited.
       
    7. The District reserves the right to monitor, restrict, block, suspend or terminate user access to the page at any time. The District in its sole discretion may monitor, prohibit, restrict, block, suspend, terminate, delete, or filter any content contained in or posted to the page.
       
    8. Third party posts do not reflect the opinion of the School District; all users are entitled to their opinions so long as they do not violate the above terms of use.

    Remote Learning Student Expectations

     Although our students are learning remotely, students are expected to behave in the same manner as if we were attending traditional school.  In other words, our virtual classrooms are real classrooms where appropriate student behavior is expected. To ensure that all virtual or remote learning students understand how to behave in an online environment, we have developed expectations that all students are required to follow.

    • BMHS Student Code of Conduct will remain in effect for students.
    • District has also adopted Responsible Restart Remote Learning 2.0 to help guide staff, students and parents.
    • Discipline issues in remote learning will be addressed by teachers and administrators.  Based on the severity of the incident, school staff may limit video, audio or chat functions.  The school may also prohibit students from attending synchronous learning sessions.  School administrators may also suspend students entirely for a designated period of time based on the severity of the situation.
    • Students are NOT permitted to record or post to social media any portion of synchronous or asynchronous learning sessions.
    • When using the camera, the student dress code will apply.  Student attire should be appropriate and not cause a disruption to the learning environment.
    • Students must use their name when entering video conferencing or they will not be permitted to join.  
    • It is recommended that students sit preferably at a table or desk, but the floor is acceptable.