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Board Policies – Section K – General Public Relations

KBC – Media Relations

Upon presentation of proper credentials, media members on assignment will be admitted free to all school extra-curricular activities. To the extent possible, space will be provided at sporting and special events for members of the working media to cover extra-curricular activities.

Broadcasting and Taping

The superintendent or designee is authorized to establish rules and regulations for broadcasting and taping district activities.
The appropriate building principal shall be responsible for determining eligibility and issuing passes to press members on assignment to cover school events. Members of the broadcast media shall notify the superintendent or designee prior to the event they wish to cover so arrangements may be made for their equipment.

News Releases

News and information concerning building events and programs may be released to the media with the approval of the principal. District news releases prepared for public distribution by district employees or students shall have the approval of the superintendent or designee prior to release. The superintendent or designee shall, upon request, prepare official district news releases for the board.

Conferences and Interviews

News conferences and interviews shall be scheduled so they do not disrupt regular educational activities. Representatives of the news media seeking to interview a student during school hours must first have the principal’s approval and permission from the student’s parent or guardian.

 

Approved: July 8, 2015

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