News Media Guidelines
Godley ISD News Media Guidelines
Godley ISD will work cooperatively with the news media for coverage of issues and events involving the school district, its students, or staff. However, Godley ISD is dedicated to providing all students with a safe, learning environment without unnecessary interruptions. Therefore, the following guidelines are in effect at all district campuses and facilities:
All media inquiries should be directed to the Communications Department and the appropriate campus principal or building administrator. Exception: Routine athletic and/or extracurricular activity news coverage can be handled by the appropriate coach/sponsor.
The Chief Communications Officer should be contacted when a representative of the media visits a campus. If the media visits a Godley ISD site without prior approval from the appropriate campus or building administrator, he or she should be asked to leave and sent to the Chief Communications Officer.
Media personnel may be allowed on campus to interview staff or students during the school day with approval from the Director of Communications and appropriate notification to the campus or building administrator.
- Cameras/reporters will not be allowed into the classroom or on the campus unless the classroom teacher and/or appropriate staff members have been notified and it is determined that such a visit will not be disruptive to the learning environment.
- Photographs or video may be taken by the media at the discretion of the Chief Communications Officer and/or the building or campus administrator. Parental permission is not required but should be obtained if time and circumstances permit.
- The Superintendent or his designee shall be the official spokesperson for Godley ISD.
- All Open Records requests should be referred to the Public Information Officer immediately upon receipt.