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Reminder: Policy On Photos, Videos Of Students

Kids in the Midlakes homecoming parade

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District wants to celebrate the learning and accomplishments of students and staff with local media and on district-approved platforms.

Names, honors, awards, non-graded work, art work, sports games, theatre events, music concerts as well as photographs, video, and audio recordings may be shared with the media, or posted to the district’s social media channels, its website or in the district newsletter.

The release of such information could also be published in other district-approved publications, school or public functions, and in a school yearbook.

A student’s name or photo will typically appear with a clear school-related purpose, and an intent to praise and honor student learning and achievement.

The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act allows school districts to release certain pieces of “directory information” unless a parent or legal guardian exercises their right of refusal.

No action is required for those allowing the school district to publish or display this information for non-commercial purposes.

Families not granting permission to release information should write a brief note with the student’s first and last name, grade level and desire, and submit the information to the Main Office of the school the student attends.