Lodi Unified School District to Rethink Social Media Contract

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STOCKTON–

Wednesday, the Lodi Unified School District announced they are suspending a portion of a social media contract that deals with student punishments.

The news comes two days after an attorney sent the district a letter saying the contract violated state and federal laws.

The contract required students involved in extracurricular activities to basically tell on their peers if they see bullying or inappropriate comments on social media sites.

For weeks, students protested the contract which the district says they created to prevent bullying.

While students agreed with the districts attempt to counter bullying, they say parents should monitor what kids post on the Internet, not schools.

Students at Bear Creek high School in Stockton were thrilled to hear the districts recent decision.

“I was shocked I thought there was going to be a lot more battling,” said student Zachary Denney.

“It speaks volumes that the district is saying okay fine,  if this is the way you feel about it we will take another look at it,” said student Jacob Williams.

The district is still mending the contract.

They are currently finding an alternate solution which will be announced at the next board meeting on August 20.

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