Social Media Community Standards

  • The Wauwatosa School District’s official social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube) are administered and moderated by the Wauwatosa School District Communications Department. Individual schools, teams and programs within the District administer other accounts across multiple social media channels as well. The administrators of any and all Wauwatosa School District accounts reserve the right to hide or remove comments, replies or other content and interactions that they deem to be in violation of the District’s Social Media Community Standards or in violation of the social media platforms’ community standards linked below. The administrators may also take action to report, block or ban users from and / all social media platforms for repeated violations of these standards.

    Individuals who comment on the Wauwatosa School District’s social media platforms - or any platforms owned or managed by any school or program within the Wauwatosa School District - are expected to follow the following Community Guidelines, which allow for a broad range of perspectives to be shared. We will remove comments that are deemed to be:

    • False, defamatory or personal attacks.
    • Misrepresentative of the poster’s identity. 
    • Political campaigning, commercial solicitations or promotion of products or services of any third party unless approved in advance by the Communications Coordinator.
    • Hate speech or speech that is obscene, harassing, baiting, intimidating, threatening or inciting violence.
    • An attempt to incite action in violation of any federal or state laws or in violation of any School Board Policy.
    • In violation of copyright and fair use laws.
    • Profane, sexually explicit or suggestive. 
    • Violates others’ privacy rights or confidentiality
    • Unrelated to the topic or to the District community.
    • Repetitive or spam.

    The District does not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with comments, opinions or statements posted by individuals not authorized to speak on behalf of the District. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not represent the views or philosophies of the Wauwatosa School District. 

    The Wauwatosa School District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s color, sex, race, religion, national origin, creed, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 

    In the event a concern arises, individuals are encouraged to follow the Wauwatosa School District’s Six Steps to Issue Resolution communication protocol.