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Board Policies – Section K – General Public Relations

KBA – District or School Websites and Social Media Accounts (See DC, ECH, II, IIBG, JR et seq. and KB)

The board may establish a district website and may allow creation of websites for individual schools. A district website and social media accounts shall be under the control of the superintendent or designee, and school websites shall be supervised by the principal or designee. All school websites shall adhere to district style and identity guidelines.

Website Content:

Board and administration shall determine website content and monitor use by employees and students.

Website rules shall include the following areas:

      • data privacy and FERPA regulations;
      • copyright rules relating to access and use of materials and the property rights of the district, students and employees who create material;
      • instruction on what information and materials will be prominently posted on district and/or school homepages, which shall include, but may not be limited to, a copy of Kansas State Department of Education’s Form 150 estimating the legal maximum general fund budget as well as the budget summary for the current school year and actual expenditures for the immediately preceding two school years showing total net dollars of transfers and dollars per pupil as specified in Kansas law, using the full-time equivalent enrollment of the school district for such required calculations;
      • the board’s and administration’s right to determine website content and monitor use by employees and students.

District and school websites are maintained to support the public relations and educational programs of the district and/or the schools. Websites may be modified or terminated at any time by board action.

Approved: July 8, 2015

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