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school e-mail was RE: Observation vent


From: kimberly herbert (kherbert_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 19:16:23 PST

Actually if it was on the school's e-mail system it is NOT PRIVATE. Joe
Blow down the street can walk in and ask to see anyone's e-mail records.
The e-mail you send and receive on your school's system is considered
public record and is subject to the freedom of information act. It is
not covered by confidentiality. We are warned about this repeatedly.

Kimberly Herbert

-----Original Message-----
From: pgstephens []
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:44 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Observation vent

It's not just administrators and the tech people, Judy. About a year
ago, a principal in our district had some email published (without his
knowledge nor permission) in the local newspaper. This was email that
was written on the principal's campus email address to the
superintendent. The email was used to substantiate the newspaper's
investigation into construction problems within the district, but
"private" communication nonetheless. Makes one wonder how the reporter
knew to target that principal or whether he read tons of email in order
to find the relevant bits.

Judy Decker wrote:
Some administrators (and tech people)
> actually find time in their busy day to read our Getty list. Imagine
> that -- they have time to read what we put on the school server via
> AND what we post to the Getty list.