Safety Law News for February 19, 2016

  • In Wyoming, legislation has been introduced that would restrict school districts’ access to student data, particularly online social media accounts or emails. If enacted, the law would prohibit school or district employees from compelling a student to provide their username and password for various digital media accounts, such as a Facebook page or an email account. Administrators also could not require a student to log into such an account so that the contents could be read over the student’s shoulder. [Senate File 14]
  • In North Carolina, the Pitt County Schools have approved funding to increase bus safety by adding cameras to each school bus. Each bus will have 3 cameras: one facing the front, one in the middle on the inside of the bus, and one pointing at the entrance by the driver.