Usage of Student Names/Photos/Videos for Public Release
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District is proud of the many accomplishments of our students and staff. These accomplishments may draw the attention of newspapers, television stations, or other media who visit our schools to photograph or film students and staff during various activities. In addition, the District uses photographs and video footage of students and/or their names in District-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, web sites, and official District social media platforms to promote their achievements. These photographs and videos may also include displays of student work. This usage does not include school yearbooks—if you do not want your child’s photo used in a yearbook, contact your child’s principal.
Photos & Video for District Purposes
Unless notified in writing of an objection by a parent, legal guardian, or student of age 18, photographs and video footage of students and/or names may be used in District-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, web sites, and official District social media platforms.If parents do not want photographs or videos of their student(s) to be used in these materials, they should complete a Request to Restrict Use of Photos, Videos, and/or Name of Student form available at school offices or via the District’s website. Please be aware that these requests are valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the start of the next school year. The requests will not prohibit usage in student-produced materials such as yearbooks and newspapers.Photos & Video of Special Education StudentsIt is the District's policy to require written permission from parents/guardians before using photos of video footage that identifies a student receiving special education services. Permission forms can be obtained from school offices, from the Office of Communication and Community Engagement, or by using the links below. Forms are stored at the student's school and are good for the current school year.Photos & Video by Third PartiesIf photos or videos of students or staff are going to be created, maintained, or displayed by a third party where the District or school will not have direct control of the materials, then a written release form is required. Contact the Office of Communication and Community Engagement at (916) 294-9000 ext. 104530.The above requirement does not apply to news media. If an opt-out form is on file for your student, District staff will request that news media not interview or film/photograph your student, and members of news organizations typically honor these requests. Please talk to your student about your wishes should they be approached by members of the news media. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Communication and Community Engagement at (916) 294-9000 ext. 104530.Please contact your school office or the Office of Communication and Community Engagement at 294-9000 ext. 104530 if you have any questions.