Fisher school board makes changes to handbooks

Fisher school board makes changes to handbooks

Two changes added to handbook

FISHER — The Fisher school board approved changes to the two schools' handbooks. Both books will include a portion of the text of last year's Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act, which was passed by the General Assembly and became effective this year.

The act states that an elementary or secondary school must notify a student and his or her parent or guardian that it may ask for a password to gain access to the student's account or profile on a social networking site. That is only if the school has reasonable cause to believe that the student's account on a social networking site contains evidence that the student has violated a school rule or policy.

A case where this could apply is if a student is accused of online bullying behavior.

Grade school Principal Jim Moxley said there is an item or two the principals would like to address in the dress code but would take those up at a different time.

High school Principal Tom Shallenberger said he included a statement in that handbook that the graduation ceremony is a privilege — and not a right. He also outlined the cases where a senior would not be allowed to walk in the ceremony.

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