Officials at a South Florida elementary school temporarily took the school’s web site off-line after a parent objected to the posting of student projects on the site.
A teacher at Addison Mizner Elementary School in Boca Raton had the idea to post student autobiographies on the site. The students’ first names and pictures accompanied their work.
The parent, and subsequently the school, thought the postings could give the wrong people access to too much of the students’ personal information.
“We have many parents who think (the web site and the work) is the most wonderful thing ever,” Principal Connie Truman told the Palm Beach Post. “But like anything, we want to be careful. Some of the points (the parent) had were valid.”
Truman decided to take the site off-line immediately and remove the projects. The site was back up within a couple of weeks.