Comment Policy

We created these pages to facilitate dialogue about education issues and best practices. HCDE encourages your comments. Your ideas and opinions are valued and appreciated. However, we reserve the right to modify this policy at any time and expressly reserve the right not to post comments on these pages.

Comments are reviewed before they are posted. HCDE retains the right to post/not post comments. Additionally, we expect that blog participants will treat each other, as well as our department and specialists, with respect. The following are comments which will not be posted. Those that:

  • Contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups.
  • Promote services/products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comments are acceptable)
  • Clearly are “off topic” or “spam”
  • Make unsupported accusations
  • Reference HCDE employees by name

We will not edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please make sure that your comment contains none of the above.

We recognize that the Web is a continual medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as soon as reasonably possible; in the majority of cases, this means the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include your name in a comment, which we generally do not recommend, that comment may or may not be posted on these pages. If your comment is posted, your name may be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, addresses, email address, phone numbers, or similar personally identifiable information.

Questions you post for Harris County Department of Education may not be answered here. If you have a question for us, please contact SchoolBell@hcde-texas.org.

What This Blog Is Not
This is a place for collecting suggestions and new ideas. Please refer to our website, www.hcde-texas.org for resources. Don’t send in questions or status inquiries about any specific matters or complaints involving HCDE. Instead, visit our website for contact information.

Don’t submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this blog. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.

These pages may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

HCDE does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on these pages is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. HCDE may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. HCDE does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those Web sites that may be reached through links on our website.

Opinions in comments that appear in this blog belong to the individuals who expressed them. They do not belong to or represent views of HCDE.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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