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Old 04-16-2011, 09:19 AM
Location: Upstairs closet
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I don't mind recording my calls and playing them over the school speaker system, I just do not want to have to coordinate with another person to be there when I have a few precious seconds to make a call.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:34 PM
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Any calls that are made on company time, including e-mail are not considered priviledged.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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At first, I thought the issue was a teacher having another person listen in on a conversation with a parent. I was going to defend that, as I have had to do that on a few occasions with a parent who was [a royal pain in the butt] a bit unbalanced and less than honest.

But while I realize that technically "a public phone is public", I find that monitoring a phone call that is obviously a personal one is entirely inappropriate. If that teacher was not specifically responsible for students at that moment, it was no one else's business. There are some personal issues that must be taken care of during the day, and it's darn near impossible to pee when you're a teacher, let alone handle those things. Treating an educated, committed professional like this is a sure-fire way to drive away good ones and destroy, as others have indicated, any hope of teacher morale.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:29 PM
Location: Union County
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How does she know her call was monitored? There isn't a switchboard operator. Maybe a bookkeeper or a NCWISE operator, maybe a secretary or two. Is it possible the person that placed the phone down didn't realize it had not hung up? Maybe someone was standing outside her door when she was on the phone? Maybe she told a coworker what was said? People talk. Kids can have phones in school these days, so can the adults. Check school board policy these days... you will see cell phone use is ok. Some teachers use it in conjunction with their kids so they can text replies to the teacher. There are website you can set up Q&A's for people to text to. I'm not trying to be the person to stand up for CMS and say they are always right, but this just sounds very odd. Does the school have VOiP phones? If so, even less likely it happened. As a former cms teacher, there is not an "off duty time" of the day.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:45 PM
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I finally found out what happened. One teacher had sent an email to a student which contained some complaints the teacher had made about the schools administrator. The student then went and gave a copy of the email to the principal . He made a mistake and thought the information was what a student heard when the 2 teachers were on the phone . Thats why he had an issue with the teacher who was at school using the phone. Anyway its all cleared up now. The principal assured the falsely accused teacher that they were not monitoring phones. As far as the teacher who sent the email,she may get in trouble...she forgot that you never ever trust a student with information that can hurt you NEVER
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:16 AM
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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This is a perfect example of why I tell people on here you need to see/hear the FACTS aka 3 sides of a story before you can go nuts on a thread....

btw, that teacher should be penalized for sheer stupidity....
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