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Social Media Community Standards

Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) is proud to serve the students and families of Henderson County, and strives to make our online platforms safe and effective for users of all ages.
The purposes of our social media pages are to provide information about district programs, services, projects, issues, events, and activities, and to interact with students, families, and other residents of Henderson County and the Hendersonville community. We encourage community members to engage with us, share civil and on-topic comments and questions, and share our posts with their networks.

Staff, students, parents, community members, and visitors are encouraged to:
– Use good judgement in commenting and sharing information
– Be respectful and supportive of others
– Be a positive role model for students
– Be mindful that children use our social media websites

Please note HCPS is not responsible for content posted by third party users. The comments and opinions expressed by members of the public are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the district or its employees.

HCPS considers its social media platforms to be moderated and limited public forums. As a result, HCPS reserves the right to remove comments that are clearly off-topic and inappropriate, including:
– Profane or obscene language or content
– Personal attacks, comments or content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination or hostility on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other unlawful basis of discrimination
– Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates prejudice or discrimination against protected classes
– Sexually harassing, lewd, bullying, harassing, or discriminatory content
– Conduct or encouragement of violence, criminal activity, or truancy (please note that threats made against school property is a Class H felony under state law and persons who communicate threats will be reported to law enforcement)
– Spam, including repeatedly posted comments, or links to external online sites
– Commercial solicitations or advertisements including promotion or endorsement
– Promotions of particular services, products, or political candidates or organizations
– Information that personally identifies students or otherwise infringes on a child’s legal rights related to education
– Information that is profane, slanderous, or defamatory against HCPS personnel or staff
– Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of individuals, public schools, or public school systems

Violators of our community standards may have their comments removed from HCPS social media platforms. Continued violations of these standards may prompt HCPS to block or further restrict a user’s ability to comment on, or engage with, our official social media platforms. HCPS also reserves the right to delete comments and block users from commenting if they violate these community standards.

Thank you for helping to create safe, respectful, and engaging social media experiences in our community.