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BP 1113

Community Relations

County Web Site


To enhance communication with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members, the San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) encourages the Superintendent or designee to develop and maintain the county web site. The use of county web site shall support the county’s vision and goals and shall be coordinated with other district communications strategies.


Privacy Rights


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the privacy rights of students, parents/guardians, staff, Board members, and other individuals are protected on county school web site.


Because of the wide accessibility of the Internet and potential risk to students, photographs of individual students shall not be published with their names or other personally identifiable information without the prior written consent of the student’s parent/guardian.


Photographs of groups of students, such as at a school event, may be published provided that students’ names are not included.


Staff members’ home addresses or telephone numbers shall not be posted on county web site.


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 county web site without the prior written permission of that individual. (Government Code 3307.5, 6254.21, 6254.24)


No public safety official shall be required to consent to the posting on the Internet of his/her photograph or identity as a public safety officer for any purpose if that officer reasonably believes that the disclosure may result in a threat, harassment, intimidation, or harm to the officer or his/her family.  (Government Code 3307.5)


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 telephone numbers of officials; 6254.24 Definition of public safety official; 11135  Nondiscrimination; accessibility to state web sites

PENAL CODE: 14029.5  Prohibition against publishing personal information of person in witness protection program

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 17:101-1101 Federal copyright law

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20: 1232g  Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29: 794  Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; accessibility to federal web sites

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42: 12101-12213  Americans with Disabilities Act

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

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



Policy Adopted: 2-9-17