Guidelines: Engaging with JCSS social media

The Jackson County School System will update social media pages as often as possible to share news about JCSS and the achievements of its students and staff as well as other relevant district information. During school closing or other school-related emergencies, the pages will be updated as part of the communication with our parents, students, staff, and community.

All comments posted on JCSS social media pages are at the discretion of the page administrators. Naming specific employees or students in a negative way will not be allowed. The page administrators will review postings to make sure they do not violate the district’s Acceptable Use Guidelines regarding Internet access and practices, as well as Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act — FERPA — provisions.

People making comments on the pages are requested to show respect for their fellow users by ensuring the discussion remains civil, especially since social media platforms allows individuals of age 13 and over to join. Comments are also subject to the platform’s Terms of Use and Code of Conduct. Remember that your name and photo will be seen next to your comment, visible to anyone who visits the page. Each participants must post under his/her real name.  Posts by those using pseudonyms, group names and fake profiles may be removed.

We welcome your thoughts and comments and look forward to what you have to say. However, we will not leave postings that:

  • Contain abusive, discriminatory or inappropriate language or statements. This includes remarks that contain obscenities or are sexually explicit.
  • Easily identify students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive, or generally negative terms. If you disagree with the content, we ask that you refrain from personal attacks or being disrespectful of others.
  • Do not show proper consideration for others’ privacy or are considered likely to offend or provoke others – i.e. don’t pick fights or goad others into inflammatory debates. Malicious intent and or participation not in the spirit of civil conversation will be excluded.
  • Are Off Topic. We will exclude comments not related to the subject of the conversation. If you have a question to ask on a different topic, please contact us via phone, email or direct message. It is always best to start with the person most involved with your topic (classroom teacher, building principal, etc.).
  • Are spam – i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.
  • Break the law or encourage others to do so. This includes respecting copyright and fair use laws. If you are talking about someone else’s work, reference this or the person, and include a link to the original content, if possible.

The page administrators reserve the right to not post or remove any comments at any time, for any reason. Repeat offenders will be blocked from posting. If you have feedback or would like to report an inappropriate comment for us to review, please call 706-367-5151 and ask for the communications coordinator.

All statements and viewpoints expressed in the comments are strictly those of the commenter alone, and do not constitute an official position of the Jackson County School System unless they are posted by the original author (who is an authorized representative of the system) or by a subject matter expert responding on behalf of the system.

Karen Bridgeman, Communications Coordinator
Phone 706-367-3997     Email: