Commenting Guidelines/Media Policy

Please read our commenting guidelines before commenting on our social media posts:

The Hudson City School District Board of Education is sensitive to community needs and encourages community participation and support for the schools. The HCSD’s Facebook Page is designed to facilitate communications with the public and to actively address community questions and to celebrate district achievements. Opinions expressed by district residents on the Facebook Page are solely the opinion of the individual commenter; they do not represent the Hudson City School District.

The District Page is meant as an informational tool and is not designed to address individual issues with students, faculty or staff. Specific questions and concerns about individuals should be addressed to the building principal or district superintendent.

Please note that all comments are at the discretion of the page administrators. Please be certain that your comments are appropriate for an educational environment and for fans of all ages. The page administrator reserves the right to remove comments; not to limit criticism, but to protect the privacy and rights of staff and students. Furthermore, the page administrator reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove comments from the site that contain commercial solicitations, are libelous or factually erroneous, are off topic or otherwise violate the HCSD Code of Conduct or the site’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This includes comments with personal attacks or inappropriate language, imagery or profanity.

Repeat violations of these user rules may result in a user being blocked from the site/page.

Our intent is that users of the HCSD Facebook page will engage in a meaningful dialogue that is both relevant and respectful. In administering the page, the district will abide both by the district’s Computer Acceptable Use Policy and by Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. The school district asks that its Facebook fans do the same.

In order to accomplish this goal, please abide by the following guidelines:

  • Be respectful. Personal attacks or derogatory comments aimed at specific individuals, employees or students are not permitted. Any form of bullying behavior will not be allowed.
  • Be polite. Avoid language that is abusive or inappropriate, including remarks that are racist, sexist, sexually explicit or obscene. Profanity is not allowed.
  • Be factual. Blatantly inaccurate, libelous or false information will be removed.

Monitoring of the Facebook page will be done by page administrators (Admins) designated by the Superintendent.

To initiate a discussion or to recommend a topic or story idea, contact the District Communications Specialist by emailing Please see our News and Social Media policy (PDF) here.

We thank you in advance for adhering to these commenting guidelines and helping us maintain a social media presence that is appropriate for an educational environment and for viewers of all ages.