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it is one of the first legal opinions analyzing student speech
in the context of reacting to social media posts and following social media accounts. It will, therefore, likely have
persuasive effect, if and when relied upon by federal and
state courts in California.1
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conduct themselves in an appropriate manner both online
and in-person and notify them that they may be disciplined
for off-campus speech. Furthermore, school districts should
educate school administrators and other staff about appropriate responses to online student expression in order to
promote student safety, address bullying and discrimination,
and prevent free speech violations.

As case law on student free speech rights and social media
evolves, it is important that schools remind students to

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Sloan R. Simmons is a Partner in Lozano Smith's
Sacramento office and co-chair of the firm's
Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Simmons specializes
in student issues such as student discipline, student
free speech, fees, and student records.
Penelope (Penny) R. Glover is Senior Counsel in
Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office and chair of the
firm's Technology & Innovation Practice Group. Ms.
Glover frequently advises school districts on issues
of technology use, liability, and student discipline.
Joshua Whiteside is an Associate in Lozano Smith's
Fresno Office. Mr. Whiteside provides a wide array
of services to school district clients, with a focus
on student issues, such as employee free speech
and social media use.
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As of the date of this article's publication, the plaintiff students in Shen

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
Student Free Speech: School Officials’ Response to Student Social Media Comments, “Likes” and Followers
CalPERS Rate Increases Begin to Stabilize
New School Nutrition Laws Take Effect
Website Accessibility: How an Educational Entity Can Ensure its Website is Accessible to those with Disabilities
After Years of Debate, Special Education Credential Seems Destined for Changes
School Board Elections and the California Voting Rights Act: Districts Shift from At-Large to District-Based Elections
ADVERTISER’S INDEX
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 9
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Student Free Speech: School Officials’ Response to Student Social Media Comments, “Likes” and Followers
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - CalPERS Rate Increases Begin to Stabilize
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - New School Nutrition Laws Take Effect
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - Website Accessibility: How an Educational Entity Can Ensure its Website is Accessible to those with Disabilities
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 17
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - After Years of Debate, Special Education Credential Seems Destined for Changes
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - 20
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - School Board Elections and the California Voting Rights Act: Districts Shift from At-Large to District-Based Elections
SSDA Today - Spring/Summer 2018 - ADVERTISER’S INDEX
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