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Policy established for district e-mail use

April 4, 2002 

The School Board gave final approval Tuesday night to its first policy governing the use of electronic mail, which has been a feature of some district computers since 1995. The new policy requires that e-mail messages be preserved for public review -- necessary under Florida law -- and that employees use work e-mail only for school-related business and educational purposes. Since January, the school district has had the computer capability to save a copy of every e-mail message sent or received by district employees. Still, it has had no policy governing e-mail usage. Superintendent Wendy Tellone said that by the end of the school year all employees with e-mail access will have received training that includes a warning not to use e-mail for anything other that school-related business.

By Times staff writer Copyright © St. Petersburg Times

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