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Parent board resigns over custodian’s reinstatement

July 16, 2014
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WEST DUNDEE, IL — To protest disciplinary action brought against a custodian concerning his use of social media while on the job, the entire Dundee Highlands Elementary School Parent Teacher Council’s executive board resigned, according to The Courier-News.

Custodian Christopher Ides was reinstated after being given a three-day unpaid suspension by the school board for “violating several district policies related to social media and use of district electronic networks,” the article stated.

According to the article, in March the district investigated allegations raised by a family from Dundee Highlands that photos and information were posted without permission, which would have been in violation of a policy that prohibits district employees from sharing information or images of students or staff without “proper approval and prohibits workers from using personal technology and social media for personal purposes during works hours.”

Several PTC members appealed to the board to transfer Ides to another building or another shift, believing the school would be compromised if he was allowed to continue work at the school, the article noted.

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