Social Media Standards

Our Social Media Standards

Sparta Area Schools (SAS) strives to make our online platforms safe and effective for all ages.  Our pages provide information of public interest to students, parents, and other residents in our community. We encourage you to engage with us, share thoughts and questions, share our posts, and collectively work together to tell our story.  Sparta Area Schools is doing amazing things for our students and families and we want to make sure everyone knows it! 

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

SAS considers its social media platforms to be a limited public forum. As a result, SAS reserves the right to remove comments that are clearly off-topic and inappropriate, including:

  • Profane or obscene language or content
  • 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 will be reported to law enforcement)
  • Spam or comments that include 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 SAS personnel, staff or students
  • 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 SAS social media platforms. Continued egregious violations of this policy may prompt SAS to block or further restrict an individual’s ability to comment on, or engage with, our official social media platforms. SAS also reserves the right to delete comments and block users from commenting if they violate our community standards.

The District does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with comments, opinions, or statements posted on the page. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the District.

Thank you for doing your part to create a positive social media experience in our community.