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925 Policy: Web and Intranet Publishing

I.    PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all school district internet and intranet postings and publications reflect the mission, policies, standards and expectations of the school district. 

II.    GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

A.    The school district provides and maintains district and school websites and intranet publishing opportunities for the following purposes:

  • Communicating school district-authorized information to the public. Providing all parents and community with relevant information related to schools and the school district. Sharing school district curriculum, instructional practices, and professional resources among instructional staff.
  • Serving as a communication tool among employees for school district-related business.
  • Providing educational experiences for students.

III.    PUBLISHING PRIVILEGES

Persons who have been granted publishing privileges must comply with this Policy 925 - Web and Intranet Publishing, and Policies 441 and 524 - Network/Internet Acceptable Use. Failure to comply may result in loss or suspension of publishing/authoring privileges and other disciplinary measures.

IV.    CONTENT

All documents, content, and links must conform to school district policies and guidelines as well as state and federal law, such as copyright and data privacy, and may contain no obscene, objectionable, harassing, defaming, or libelous material. Content must support one or more of the purposes described in Section I of this policy. District websites and website pages should be in compliance with one or more standard website accessibility evaluation measures.

V.    INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENTS

Information about students may be published on school district or school websites according to the directory information provisions of Policy 515 – Protections and Privacy of Student Records. 

VI.    STANDARDS AND CONSISTENCY

The school district webmaster is responsible for developing district and site-level website standards and communicating those standards to individuals with publishing privileges. Those with publishing privileges must adhere to the established standards.

VII.    OWNERSHIP AND RETENTION

All web pages and their content placed on school district server(s) are the property of the district and may be altered, removed, or retained by the school district.


Adopted/Revised
Revised: 1/16/18 
Revised: 1/19/16
Revised: 7/17/12
Adopted:  3/4/03

Cross References
Policy 441 – Network/Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Policy 515 – Protection and Privacy of Student’s Records