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The County Board encourages the development and ongoing maintenance of websites for LACOE and its programs as key vehicles for communicating with stakeholders and the public. Web site development and content management shall be done in accordance with LACOE's strategic communications plan.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0440 - LACOE Technology Plan)

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

(cf. 1114 - LACOE-Approved Social Media)

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

LACOE's design standards shall address the accessibility of LACOE websites and LACOE school websites to individuals with disabilities, including compatibility with commonly used assistive technologies.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in Programs and Activities)

Content

LACOE websites and other LACOE-produced media shall not include content that is obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or which creates a clear and present danger of inciting students to commit unlawful acts, violate school rules, or substantially disrupt the school's orderly operation.

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)

(cf. 5131 - Students/Conduct)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

The County Superintendent or designee should ensure that copyright laws are not violated in the use of material on any LACOE-sanctioned websites and in other LACOE-produced media.

(cf. 4132/4232/4332 - Publication or Creation of Materials)

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

Advertising on LACOE websites may be accepted under the same restrictions and conditions set forth in law, Board policy, and administrative regulations pertaining to advertising in LACOE publications.

(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

Privacy Rights

The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that web site content and other LACOE-produced media protect the privacy rights of students, parents/guardians, staff, County Board members, and other individuals.

(cf. 1340 - Access to Records)

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Telephone numbers and home and email addresses of students and/or their parents/guardians shall not be published on LACOE's public websites.

(cf. 5125.1 - Release of Directory information)

Employees' house addresses, personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses shall not be posted on LACOE's public websites.

City of San Jose v. Superior Court, (2017) 2 Cal.5th 608

No photograph, video, or voice recording of any student shall be published without prior written consent of the minor's parent/guardian.

LACOE shall not publish confidential information that identifies the nature of a student's disability.

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

LACOE websites and other LACOE-produced media shall not post the home address or telephone number of any appointed official including, but not limited to, a County Board member, without the prior written permission of that individual. (Government Code 6254.21, 6254.24)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35182.5 Contracts for advertising

35258 Internet access to school accountability report cards

48907 Exercise of free expression; rules and regulations

48950 Speech and other communication

49061 Definitions, directory information

49073 Release of directory information

60048 Commercial brand names, contracts or logos

GOVERNMENT CODE

3307.5 Publishing identity of public safety officers

6254.21 Publishing addresses and phone numbers of officials

6254.24 Definition of public safety official

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 17

101-1101 Federal copyright law

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 16

312.1-312.12 Children's Online Privacy

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

99.1-99.67 Family Educational Rights and Privacy

104.1-104.61 Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability

COURT DECISIONS

Aaris v. Las Virgenes Unified School District, (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 1112

Perry Education Association v. Perry Local Educators' Association, (1983) 460 U.S. 37

Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District, et.al. v. Pico, (1982) 457 U.S. 853

City of San Jose v. Superior Court, (2017) 2 Cal.5th 608

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Governance: Community Leadership, 1996

WEBSITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California School Public Relations Association: http://www.calspra.org

National School Public Relations Association: http://www.nspra.org

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: https://www.2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: June 19, 2018 Downey, California