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Social Media Commenting Guidelines

Social Media Commenting Guidelines

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To keep our social media sites safe forums for sharing your experiences, suggesting improvements or joining a conversation, we are setting a few simple guidelines. Our social media sites are moderated and all comments are reviewed by Joplin Schools.

To ensure exchanges are informative, respectful of diverse viewpoints, and lawful, we will not allow comments that:

  • are spam: comments selling a product or service will be removed.
  • are personal attacks: if you disagree with a post, we ask that you refrain from personal attacks or being disrespectful of others.
  • are illegal: laws that govern use of copyrights, trade secrets, etc., will be followed.
  • are clearly "off topic." 
  • make unsupported accusations.
  • reference employees or students by name. 
  • include offensive language: comments including, but not limited to, profane or provocative language, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or derogatory content, threats, obscene or sexually explicit language will be deleted.

We won't edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comments contain none of the above.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. 
If you have a question, please contact 417-625-5200 or email