Text Messaging Policy and Retention

EDUCATION EDITION

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When you think of open records laws that apply to educational institutions, you might think email and official documents exchanged by teachers, staff, and administrators are the only items that need to be archived.

However, text messages are also considered a public record because in many instances they contain business conversations. In most states, sending text messages between mobile devices is considered public business, and by law, the records need to be preserved.

Download this guide to:

  • Learn how to craft a text message policy
  • Apply best practices to your school
  • Modernize your school’s ability to manage complex records