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Media Guidelines

Media Guidelines

Valley School District is committed to maintaining a safe, secure and positive learning environment with clear academic goals and high expectations for all of our students. We take the safety and privacy of our students, teachers and all District personnel very seriously.

The Valley School District will make every reasonable effort to provide information which is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the following website.

     U.S. Department of Education

Members of the media are not permitted on any Valley School District property (including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones) without the prior consent or invitation of the Valley School District Superintendent or designee. Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.

All requests for information to include, but not limited to, interviews, photos, statements, and statistics, should be directed to the Superintendent or Designee, who will contact the appropriate spokesperson and/or provide public information when and if it is available. In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, the Valley School District will defer all comment to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state and federal law enforcement, and fire departments.

We look forward to working with you in a mutually respectful environment that honors both your mission and ours.