We just had this discussion. Teachers have been provided school
email accounts for business purposes. The high school has those teacher
email addresses available to parents through a webaccess version of
their administrative software (SchoolMaster), for which parents need a
student id # and PIN. The philosophy is that teachers and parents should
be communicating. The high school did not put them on commonly
available web pages, because we don't want companies mining for those
addresses and using them to send us unsolicited mail.
Administrator email addresses are available links on most of our
As far as teachers feeling overwhelmed with email time, if a parent
wants protracted email discussions, then I believe that the teacher
needs to suggest to the parent that a face-to-face meeting at school
would be a more efficient use of time and effort.
District Technology Coordinator
Mount Mansfield Union School District
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
(802) 899 - 3711
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I have been asked to determine what the experience of other schools has
respects making teacher's e-mail addresses public.
A concern has been expressed that 'people write emails for stuff that
is minor and not
worth a call' and that 'teachers might find themselves in a situation
where they spend a
lot of time answering email'.
Any feedback on your school's experience would be appreciated.
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