To enhance communication with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members, the District shall maintain websites and online resources (District Websites). The use of District Websites shall support the District's vision and goals and shall be coordinated with other District communications strategies.

The District maintains full authority to regulate and control content on District websites.  

Design and Technical Standards

The Superintendent or designee shall establish design standards for District Websites to support ease of use, consistency, accuracy and availability of information. The District's design standards shall address the accessibility of District Websites to individuals with disabilities, including compatibility with commonly used assistive technologies. 

Website Content

The Superintendent or designee shall develop content guidelines for District Websites and assign staff to review and approve content prior to posting.  

Board Policy pertaining to advertising in District and school publications, as specified in Board Policy 1325 – Community Relations Advertising and Promotion, shall also apply to advertising on District Websites.  

District Websites may include links to external websites and resources (Third-Party Content) for convenience and informational purposes.  The District does not endorse and is not responsible for Third-Party Content.  

Privacy Rights

The Superintendent or designee shall make best efforts to protect the privacy rights of students, parents/guardians, staff, Board Members, and other individuals on District Websites. 

The District regards photographs as a category of directory information that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Therefore, a student's photograph, together with their name, may be published on District or school websites unless the student's parent/guardian has notified the District in writing to not release the student's photograph without prior written consent.  If students' names are not included, photographs of individual students or groups of students, such as at a school event, may be published on school or District Websites.

Employees' home addresses, personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses shall not be posted on school or District Websites.

The home address or telephone number of any elected or appointed official including, but not limited to, a Board member or public safety official, shall not be posted on school or District Websites without the prior written permission of that individual.  (Government Code 3307.5, 6254.21, 6254.24)


Policy Adopted: May 2, 2023

See Also:

Board Policy 1325 - Advertising and Promotion
Board Policy 4040 - Employee Use of Technology
Board Policy 4119.21: Professional Standards - Appropriate Staff Interaction with Students
Board Policy 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights
Board Policy 5125 - Pupil Records
Board Policy 5131.9 Academic Honesty and Integrity
Board Policy 5141.52 Suicide Prevention
Board Policy 5142 Student Safety
Board Policy 5144 Student Conduct
Board Policy 6159 Special Education
Board Policy 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology