• Recording of Students or Student Groups - Media representatives or District personnel may record classroom activities and/or individual students from time to time for release to local media, use in District media, or as an instructional tool. Students names will not be identified unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) approves individual requests. The individual requests and subsequent approvals or denials will be documented by the District.

    Imaging of Students or Student Groups - Media representatives or District personnel may also take photos or videos (images) of classroom activities and/or individual students from time to time for release to the local media, use in District media, or as an instructional tool. Students' names will not be identified unless the parent(s)/guardian(s) approves individual requests. The individual requests and subsequent approvals or denials will be documented by the District.

    Recording of Staff or Staff Groups - Media representatives or District personnel may record classroom activities and/or individual staff from time to time for release to local media, use in District media, or as an instructional tool. Identification of staff will be limited to name, school, or assignment/title. Personal addresses, phone numbers, or other personal information will not be provided.

    Imaging of Staff or Staff Groups - Media representatives or District personnel may also take photos or videos (images) of classroom activities and/or individual staff members from time to time for release to local media, use in District media, or as an instructional tool. Identification of staff will be limited to name, school, or assignment/title.

    Dissemination of Images and/or Information to Media - All requests from media representatives for interviews, information, or photo opportunities will be directed to the North Allegheny Communications Department. Schools, students, or staff members should not be contacted directly by the media. Conversely, schools, students, or staff members will not contact the media directly regarding District-related events, activities, news, interviews, or photo opportunities.

    Permission to record or photograph a student either individually or as part of a group is assumed unless students' parent(s)/guardian(s) indicate otherwise in writing. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified of this policy at the opening of each school year. Denial to record or photograph students will be valid for (1) school year only, and must be renewed in writing each school year to remain in effect.

    Permission to record or photograph a staff member either individually or as part of a group is assumed unless the staff member indicates otherwise in writing. Such denials will be valid for (1) school year only, and must be renewed in writing each school year to remain in effect.

    Relevant School Board Policy and more information:

    Policy 902.1: The Creation/Publication of Staff and Student Images and Recordings