Why Blogger?

Welcome to the Pine Tree Post: Your Source for District News. If you’re thinking of joining in the conversation, take a look at our blogging guidelines below. The basic idea behind the PTISD blog is to provide you with information that will connect you to our schools. We believe that our schools are your schools.

An important element is our invitation to you to give us feedback on this site through the commenting feature. Comments will be moderated. To understand our current practice, read on. If there's something you'd like to see us blog about, send an email to

Regardless of why you're here, we're glad you stopped by. Check back soon for new posts.

New to blogging?

A blog is literally a web log – an online record, or log, of information updated frequently. The majority of blogs allow visitors to join in by adding their own responses (or comments) to posts by the author (blogger.) Most search engines now offer an option to search blogs, and many individuals choose to get their news and information from blogs.

If you want to respond to a post, click on the link underneath the entry. This will bring up a page where you can submit your comment.

Commenting on the Pine Tree Blog

The Pine Tree Post is available for all visitors to add their comments to posts. Please keep these comments relevant to the entry in question, and bear in mind that very long comments may put off fellow users!

All posting of comments on this blog are at the discretion of the editors. The intent of this policy is not to keep any negative or critical information from being posted, but to protect the privacy and rights of Pine Tree ISD staff and students. To clarify, we will not post comments that reference specific employees or students. It is our practice to review all comments before publishing, partly to reduce the possibility of spam comments and partly to ensure comments are in line with our blog commenting guidelines set out below.

We will update comments as often as we can during our operating hours – 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday to Friday (or as deemed necessary during off-hours.)

Blog commenting guidelines

We welcome your comments and look forward to what you have to say. However, we will not publish comments that:
  • Break the law or encourage others to do so. This includes respecting copyright and fair use laws. If you are talking about somebody else’s work, reference this or the person, and where possible include a link. 
  • Contain abusive or inappropriate language or statements. 
  • Easily identify students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive, or generally negative terms. 
  • Do not show proper consideration for others’ privacy or are considered likely to offend or provoke others – i.e. don’t pick fights or goad others into inflammatory debates. 
  • Are spam – i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.
In addition, comments and/or links within your comments should be relevant to the post. Comments containing links to websites falling into the categories above will not be published.

We reserve the right to not post comments or remove any comment at any time, for any reason – but hope in practice that this won’t be necessary.

FeedbackWe welcome your feedback. If you have a comment or wish to report an inappropriate comment, please email us at

The disclaimers…

The Pine Tree Post is authored by the current Director of Communication, along with designated authors.

Pine Tree ISD is not responsible for the content on Web sites linked to from this blog.

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