Under British Columbia's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) personal information about a student cannot be released without the prior written consent of the parent or guardian. During the school year, it is the normal practice within our schools to publicize many of the positive things that occur. This information would include such things as:
Student's Name / No photo:
Display students' work from such activities as: science fairs, art projects, poster contests, bulletin board displays, school/board newsletters, electronic publications, etc. in the school, community and/or on the School/Board's website and other social media sites;
Student's Photo / No name:
Videotaping and/or photographing classroom/individual events, activities, school concerts, sports, awards and special events and sharing the videos/photographs with the local media and/or posting on the School/Board's website and other social media sites;
Publications such as school yearbook where photographs and names will be used.
NOTE: In cases where names and photos are requested, i.e., School/Board's website, newspapers, media, etc. parents/guardians will be contacted for approval.