Chicago schools staff could face jail time for electronic communications with students, under proposed law
September 24, 2018
A powerful Chicago alderman is proposing a city ordinance that would outlaw personal communications between staff and students in any of the city’s public or private elementary and high schools.
The measure put forth by Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, at Thursday’s City Council meeting would build on recently enacted Chicago Public Schools policies that govern how its employees interact with students, following a Tribune investigation of the district’s failures to address sexual misconduct.