Media Guidelines

Media Access

JCPS welcomes media attention to students, staff members, and programs. All media inquiries and requests must first be directed to the JCPS Communications Office at 485-3551. Reporters must have permission to be on a school campus. 

Following approval, reporters may be allowed in classrooms at the discretion of the principal and teacher. Reporters are not allowed in classrooms that are testing. 

Throughout the year, JCPS students may be interviewed, recorded or photographed by the school district and/or media. The pictures and videos may appear on the school’s website, social media sites, district publications and news media. Parents who do not want their child to be photographed, interviewed or recorded should fill out an opt-out form and return it to their child’s school. The form is available for download here.

 

Social Media Policy and Guidance 

View the district’s policy and guidelines on social networking (Chapter 8, Policy 08.2323)

Media members pay attention to school/staff posts on social media and may incorporate them into their stories. Be cognizant of the information you share publicly. 

Published content should never compromise the professionalism, integrity, and ethics of JCPS and/or its employees; use good judgment and common sense. 

Staff should be aware of their role as mandatory reporters. Any comments requiring immediate action due to mandatory reporting—including threats, bullying, etc.—should be captured electronically, removed if possible, and reported immediately to the appropriate administrator. 

Throughout the year, JCPS students may be interviewed, recorded or photographed by the school district and/or media. The pictures and videos may appear on the school’s website, social media sites, district publications and news media. Parents who do not want their child to be photographed, interviewed or recorded should fill out an opt-out form and return it to their child’s school. The form is available for download here.

 

Share Your Good News! 

Share information about an upcoming event at your school that you believe deserves media and community attention. 

Share pictures and details of an event that recently happened at your school. Submit your pictures and stories

To submit information for possible inclusion in the JCPS Fast 5 weekly communication to all employees, email daniel.kemp@jefferson.kyschools.us and meme.ratliff@jefferson.kyschools.us

To submit a student and/or staff member for recognition at a Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) meeting, email toni.konz-tatman@jefferson.kyschools.us

Share your photos with us on social media throughout the school year by tagging us on social media and using the #WeAreJCPS hashtag! 

 

JCPS Office of Communications and Community Relations 

VanHoose Education Center 
Phone: (502) 485-3551 

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