Code of Conduct & Pictures
On pages 45-46 of the Code of Student Conduct, there are two portions that include parent consent to having their child's picture taken and shared.
The first portion shown above means that if the parent agrees, you may take their picture/video and share it to promote your school and the district.
- Deals with the local school and district’s control, distribution, and use of student photos/videos
- Example: A key communicator posts a photo of a student after winning an award on the school’s home page slideshow and social media pages
The second portion shown above means that if the parent agrees, outside media not associated with your school or the district can take their picture/video and share it to promote your school and the district.
- Deals with the outside media’s control, distribution, and use of student photos/videos
- Example: A news reporter uses a student’s photo to accompany their AL.com article about student achievement
- The media would depend on you to know if a student does or does not want their photo/video taken
- If this is marked yes, then you would either supply the photos/videos to the media or they may be at your school to take the photo/video themselves
- If the media comes to your school, you would have to let them know who to avoid capturing on photo or video
- Try to communicate to the media and others beforehand about special student situations
- Avoid situations that would make the student feel uncomfortable or singled-out because of this decision