School District 71 (Comox Valley)
Outside Media in Schools
Media (including radio, television, newspapers, and other print and online media) are sometimes permitted or invited to come to the school or to school activities and allowed to take photos or video or conduct interviews with students, for the purposes of promoting public understanding of school programs, building public support for public education, encouraging student achievement, and celebrating your child's accomplishments.
If you do not want your child to be involved in such activities, you need to:
- Tell your child to avoid these situations,
- Tell your child's teacher of your wishes,
- Complete the "No, I/We DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT..." section of the Protocol and Consent Form that was sent home and ask the school and school district to take reasonable steps to avoid this type of publication of your child's name, image, or personal information by outside media.
Note that school and district staff cannot control news media access, photos/videos taken by the media or others in public locations (such as field trips or off school grounds) or school events open to the public, such as sports events, student performances, school board meetings, etc.