Social Media

Thomaston-Upson School System Social Media Rules of Engagement

The Thomaston-Upson School System uses social media as a communication tool to share important educational and extracurricular information with our stakeholders and to engage in an open and respectful dialogue. To help us accomplish this goal, please follow our social media rules of engagement when making comments on our district and/or school pages. Social media pages not intended to circumvent regular communication channels for sharing personnel and student issues and concerns. Please contact the school or the district office with matters involving personnel and/or students.

The Thomaston-Upson School System reserves the right to delete comments that:

  1. Contain abusive, discriminatory or inappropriate language or statements. This includes remarks that contain obscenities and hate or bias towards others. We are a public school district, and all comments should be appropriate for even the youngest of social media users.

  2. Identify students and/or staff in a defamatory, abusive, or negative manner.

  3. Violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  4. Promote a service or product or are considered spam.

  5. Do not adhere to copyright and fair use laws.

  6. Break the law or encourage others to do so.

While we make every effort to respond to questions in a timely manner, we ask that you do not post questions as comments to a social media post. Please address questions to the Facebook administrators in a private message. We also ask that you understand that no one is monitoring TU district and school social media pages during non-working hours; and, even then, social media administrators have additional duties at the schools or district office. Someone will respond to your question during school hours.

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, send an email to ktruesdale@upson.k12.ga.us.

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

Repeated abuse of the TU Social Media Rules of Engagement may lead to a user being blocked from commenting on our pages.