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Chilliwack school district discusses social media policy

Social media guidelines could be in place sooner than expected in the Chilliwack school district.

The district's policy advisory committee met last Tuesday to formulate a plan for social media guidelines in the school district.

Whether a new social media specific policy is developed or the school district's code of conduct is rejigged to include social media was on the agenda.

"We're working on code of conduct," said superintendent Michael Audet. "Do we need our code of conduct adjusted a bit to take care of social media, or do we need a social media policy? That's what we're working on right now."

The policy planning committee meets again in April.

When recently asked for a timeline on when the school community could expect social media guidelines to be in place, Audet couldn't disclose a date. However, he's now predicting something could be in place following April's meeting.

The news follows revelations two weeks ago that Todd Paice, a longtime Mt. Slesse middle school teacher, had been charged with child luring via a computer system.

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