Here are the Photo Guidelines for the Anoka-Hennepin School District (updated July 20, 2009):
Anoka-Hennepin staff, volunteers, representatives
of the news media and others occasionally photograph, audiotape or videotape students in the
schools. The photos, audiotape and
videotape may be used in newsletters, newspapers, activity programs, yearbooks,
brochures, on television, in educational videotapes, on Web pages, in podcast episodes,
and other appropriate uses.
For student protection, a student's photo and name
will not appear together on a school website or the Anoka-Hennepin School
Parents/guardians may choose to limit the use of
their child's photo. When a child enrolls in an Anoka-Hennepin School,
parent/guardian(s) will be asked to select one of the following options:
Restriction: A child's photo will be taken and/or a child may
be videotaped or audiotaped for all purposes as described in paragraph 1 above.
Restriction: A child's photo will be taken and used only for
the school yearbook (individual and group photos for class and activities),
the class photo and school identification records.
Restriction: A child's photo will be taken but used only for internal school identification
records; it will not be used in the school yearbook/class photo.
The parents'/guardians' choices will be recorded in
the child's records. Parents/guardians may change their photo option choice at
any time by completing a new photo option form, which is available from their
Although the school will take reasonable steps to prevent students with
full or partial restrictions from being photographed, the school cannot
guarantee that a student will not be photographed/videotaped as part of a large
group, such as participating in a school assembly, walking through a school
hallway, and other situations where there are large numbers of students.
If parents wish to restrict their child's name,
they must make a request in writing as described in the Student Records Policy.
to view the Student Records Policy.