Schools tout new student-teacher rules

Portland Public Schools board director Rita Moore highlights the importance of a newly adopted conduct policy during a school board meeting Oct. 15. Shown to the right, Eilidh Lowery looks on.

A policy that seeks to put clear boundaries in place for student-teacher interactions and to prevent future abuse within Portland's public schools was given unanimous final approval by Portland school board members Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The Professional Conduct between Staff and Students Policy includes guidelines for everything from teachers' use of social media and email, to what is acceptable conversation and physical contact.