Outside Media Consent
School District 71 (Comox Valley)
Consent for Outside Media in Schools (updated for September 2017)
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, and encouraging student achievement.
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,
• Respond "No" in the district Protocol and Consent form to 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.