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Media Guidelines

Kerrville ISD will work cooperatively with the news media for coverage of issues, crisis, general news and events involving the district. Due to FERPA and the sensitivity of certain circumstances, information may not be able to be provided upon request. The safety and security of students and staff is KISD's top priority. Media cooperation and respect in following KISD guidelines is appreciated so that KISD can ensure the integrity of the instructional day and allow KISD to provide consistent, accurate information to media representatives.

The following guidelines are in effect at all KISD facilities:
• All media inquiries should be directed to Lauren Jette, Public Relations Specialist, at the KISD Central Administration Building at 830-257-2200, ext. 1025.

• The Public Relations Specialist should be contacted when a representative of the media visits a facility. If the media visits a KISD facility without prior approval, he or she could be asked to leave and/or be asked to remain across the street, off campus premises. The campus administrator will be notified to coordinate an appropriate time and campus contact person for media visits.

• Cameras/reporters will not be allowed inside the facility unless the appropriate staff members have been notified and it is determined that such a visit will not be disruptive.

• Photographs and video may be taken by the media at the discretion of the campus administrator/Public Relations Specialist.

• The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) must be followed at all times. Each campus has a list of students whose “directory information” (i.e. name, address, picture) cannot be released per the parent/guardian’s request.

• The Superintendent or his designee shall be the official spokesperson for KISD.

Your cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Jette at 830-257-2200, ext. 1025.

Social Media Policy 

Facebook Page Terms of Use
Kerrville ISD is participating in Facebook to efficiently and effectively distribute information. The main objective is to share the many accomplishments of our students, staff, campuses and the District as a whole. Additionally, breaking news and updates will be published via this Facebook page.
Administrators reserve the right to remove comments that violate district policies or do not adhere to the guidelines. The administrators also reserve the right to remove comments at any time, for any reason. Content is designed to be appropriate for all users, regardless of age. Comments left on the Facebook page should follow the same guideline. Those individuals who violate the comments policy face becoming permanently banned from participation on this page. The terms of usage may be updated at any time without prior notice. Comments are solely the opinions of the users who post them. The district takes no responsibility for misinformation included in user comments.
Comments are welcome and encouraged. However, comments will be removed if they:
• Identify individual students or staff in defamatory, abusive or negative terms.
• Do not pertain to the topic of a specific posting made by the page administrator.
• Contain abusive or inappropriate language or statements. Remarks that are racist, homophobic, vulgar, sexist, otherwise discriminatory, or attempt to incite others to engage in inappropriate or illegal activity are not permitted. Staff and students posting to the Fan page must adhere to the district’s policies and guidelines on the appropriate standards of conduct.
• Do not consider others’ right to privacy. The district is charged with protecting the privacy and rights of its students and staff.
• Violate any Kerrville ISD policy.
• Violate U.S. fair use or copyright laws.
• Promote or advertise a service or product.
• Contain links to other websites.
• Contain photographs or links to photographs. Only the site administrators are allowed to post photos to this page.
• Represent a person other than the one posting the comment.
• Contain any political information, positive or negative, including information regarding Board of Trustees elections.
• Are spam - i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product. If you wouldn’t want to receive it yourself, don’t post it.