Breaking News: Iowa City Community School District Acquires Funding to Monitor Student Social Media Accounts


LH Staff

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The Iowa City Community School District has secured a $187,000 grant from the United States Department of Justice with the goal of identifying students who may be a risk to themselves or others. The majority of the funding will be put into a threat assessment team that would have an employee paid $50,000 for two years.

The rest of the funding is for a social media monitoring system that would potentially monitor students’ Google Drive accounts and social media to attempt to help with issues such as cyberbullying.