Months after a teacher and a special projects coordinator were put on leave and investigated for controversial Facebook posts, the St. Paul School District is making clear its expectations of employees when it comes to social media.

A policy proposal being presented at a school board meeting Tuesday advises employees to be respectful and professional with their online postings "whether for professional or personal use."

Obscene, profane or vulgar language is off limits when referring to the district and its schools, students, employees, communities, programs and activities, under the proposed policy, which will receive its first reading Tuesday in anticipation of final action in August.

Earlier this week, the proposal was discussed briefly at a committee meeting without any mention of actual cases that may have inspired it.

As for potential penalties, the proposal states: "Employees who violate provisions of this policy are subject to consequences, including termination."