We have too many Facebook posting stories to cover each week, but this stood out in the common sense arena. A Connecticut Superintendent of the Windsor Locks area, David Telesca, has been put on leave after comments found on his Facebook page, according to TheDay.com website. He did himself in right away after starting the new job and having the following occur:
The Hartford Courant reports Telesca wrote on Facebook that his first day on the $150,000-a-year job involved “counseling an administrator to retire or face termination,” and ended the comment with a smiley face.
He also wrote that he slept until 10 a.m. on his first day, and it would be “the best job ever” if that happened every day.
Apparently he is unhappy they caught and monitor such things as his Facebook page and says it is a violation of his contract. This is where we step in.
Many of you know we offer training to parents, school officials and educators about proper usage and expectations in social network settings. I imagine that there is no policy in place he signed or otherwise agreed to about such monitoring and fair usage. We also know he allowed people associated with the district to see hos postings on the site through approving friend requests or opening his feed publicly. Either way a certain level of conduct is always expected, but rarely enforceable.
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