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Millard Schools trains staff on professional boundaries

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 10:24:30-04

The Millard school district in Omaha will be training staffers on how to maintain the professional boundaries called for in the district's newly adopted policy.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report that the policy approved by the school board is aimed at keeping teachers from getting too friendly with students.

The new policy bars private, social network communication with a student, unless the student is a child of the employee or a family friend.

Teachers can also be discipline for texting students, giving gifts and telling dirty jokes. 

“The most important thing is just making sure the lines are clearly defined here as to what is appropriate and what is not appropriate,” school board President Mike Pate said. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.