Social Media Community Standards

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Buncombe County Schools (BCS) is proud to serve the students and families of Western North Carolina and 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 of Buncombe County and the Asheville community. We encourage community members to engage with us, share thoughts and questions, share our posts with their networks, and comment on our posts regarding the posted topics.

Staff, students, parents, community members, and visitors are encouraged to:

  • Use good judgement in commenting and sharing information

  • Be respectful and supportive of others

  • Be a positive role model for students

  • Be mindful that children use our social media websites

BCS considers its social media platforms to be moderated and limited public forums. As a result, BCS 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 made against school property is a Class H felony under state law and persons who communicate 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 BCS personnel or staff

  • 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 BCS social media platforms. Continued egregious violations of this policy may prompt BCS to block or further restrict an individual’s ability to comment on, or engage with, our official social media platforms. BCS also reserves the right to delete comments and block users from commenting if they violate our community standards.

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

Buncombe County Schools' active social media presence through FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube allows community members to engage and stay informed in real-time.