There is currently no official district policy specifically addressing the use of social media websites by schools or teachers/staff.
The key point is not "the means of communication" (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.).
The key points are the nature of the interaction between teachers/staff and students, and what information is shared online.
District staff should not "friend" or post content about students using personal Facebook accounts, according to our annual employee training. It is strongly advised that staff draw a clear line between personal and school-district related communications.
Here are some guidelines on posting student information online:
Here are Facebook guidelines the Communications department uses in administering the official Salem-Keizer Facebook page: