School has parents sign forms promising not to watch their kids’ virtual classes

School has parents sign forms promising not to watch their kids’ virtual classes
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[Ed. – That’s an odd request. Is there something in the lessons they don’t want parents to see?]

Parents of students who attend Rutherford County Schools (RCS) must agree not to monitor their child’s online classroom sessions.

The Tennessee Star received a copy of such a form this week.

“RCS strives to present these opportunities in a secure format that protects student privacy to the greatest extent possible, however because these meetings will occur virtually RCS is limited in its ability to fully control certain factors such as non-student observers that may be present in the home of a student participating in the virtual meeting,” according to the form.

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“RCS strongly discourages non student observation of online meetings due to the potential of confidential information about a student being revealed.”

The form asks parents for their signature and warns that “violation of this agreement may result in RCS removing my child from the virtual meeting.”

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