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    Social Media Policy


    The purpose of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE, or the Department) Facebook page is to share information and facilitate an ongoing dialogue about education issues. We encourage your comments as part of an active and informed discussion. The Department reserves the right to modify this policy at any time and expressly reserves the right to remove comments from its page.

    All comments on DESE's Facebook page are reviewed. The Department retains the right to remove or not remove comments. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect and dignity.

    Comments may be removed if they:

    • contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups;
    • promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable);
    • are clearly off topic or spam;
    • make unsupported accusations; or
    • violate the law.

    We won't edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please be sure that your comments contain none of the above.

    To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers or addresses in the body of your comment. If you voluntarily include such information, which we generally do not recommend, that comment may be removed.

    It is possible that the questions you post for DESE might not be answered through our Facebook page. If you have a question for us, please call 781-338-3000. If you are a reporter, please call us at 781-338-3115.

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    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

    Voice: (781) 338-3000
    TTY: (800) 439-2370


    Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.