Michael McKeon to Speak on Social Media, Student Speech, and Administration Rights
Pullman & Comley School Law attorney Michael P. McKeon will be presenting a webinar hosted by the Connecticut Association of Schools on social media, student speech, and administration rights in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s June 2021 decision in Mahanoy v. B.L.
This is the most recent of a long, and often-confusing, line of court cases that delineate the rights and responsibilities of school districts in the context of student speech and student social-media postings. As the new school year begins, school districts and their administrators will have to determine questions such as what constitutes permissible student speech and what is susceptible to discipline? What is fair comment and what is bullying? Can students say or post whatever they like on social media so long as it is outside of the school day, or is it subject to administration review? In this webinar, Mike will answer these questions and others in the course of discussing Mahanoy and dispelling misconceptions about what the Supreme Court actually held.
To register, please visit the Connecticut Association of Schools website.