Social Media Policy

The District reserves the right to remove comments according to its social media guidelines. Helena Public Schools uses social media to provide information about district programs, services, projects, issues, events, and activities and to interact with students, parents/guardians, and the broader community about public issues.

Helena Public Schools does not express approval or support for the views expressed by third parties. The District reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments and to ban users who violate the following guidelines.

This includes comments that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products, spread false information, are duplicate comments on the same or multiple posts, or are not topically related to the particular posting, or contain contents that promote, foster, or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. The District will not, however, remove otherwise permissible comments based on viewpoint.

All comments on the District’s Facebook page related to District business will be considered public records subject to disclosure upon request.

Our social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. If you’re a student in crisis, or have an emergency, please call 911.
Social media should not be used to make a formal complaint against the District, its employees or its students. For official correspondence, please call (406) 324-2000. To submit a comment or question via email, visit https://helenaschools.org/about/contact/