Teachers Banned From Texting Students

The Raleigh County Board of Education has banned teachers from sending personal texts to students. This comes after two teachers were fired earlier this year for sending inappropriate texts to students. The Register-Herald reports that board members policy approved Tuesday. Schools Superintendent Jim Brown says the policy bans texting that's unrelated to school or extracurricular activities. Teachers and staff are encouraged to use a school-based system that allows them to send electronic messages to students and parents regarding snow days, homework assignments, classroom events and practices.