Purpose:

To collaboratively develop digital/social media use policies and procedures to improve positive online interactions, experiences, and safety for our students, staff, and community.

Basis for Establishment:

  • Align digital/social media use with the Vision, Purpose, and Collective Commitments of the Meridian School District.
  • Develop clear parameters for digital/social media use.
  • Develop procedures for responding to violation of the district’s policies and procedures.

Plan of Work:

  • Review MSD Vision, Purpose, and Collective Commitments.
  • Review the need to address digital media use.
  • Review sample policies and procedures from other districts.
  • Develop recommended policies and procedures.
  • Share recommendations with the Superintendent, who will submit to the School Board.

Members: (up to 15 members)

  • Aaron Jacoby, Co-Chair, Director of Special Services
  • Kaitlyn Michaelson, Co-Chair, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
  • Joe O’Brien, Director of Technology
  • Lise Waugh, District Social Media Specialist
  • Alex McCormick, MHS Senior Student
  • Alison Vrbova, Parent

Meeting Dates: (4-5 total meetings)

  • Monday, February 8, 3 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 22, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Monday, March 8, 3 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 22, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Monday, April 12, 3 – 4:30 pm (if needed)

Budget Implications:

  • There are no budget implications for the development of this policy.

Documents

Task Force Application closed on February 1 at 5:00 pm.