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News Media Guidelines

News Media Guidelines

Shallowater ISD welcomes members of the media and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available.


School Interviews

Please contact the Communications Director if you’d like to interview Shallowater ISD students, educators, or administrators. We are happy to put you in touch with the correct person and/or resource for your story and can arrange an interview time. Shallowater ISD employees have been instructed to forward all media requests to our office for approval.

School Visits

If you would like to visit a school, please contact the Communications Director. We will be happy to escort you to any school for the interview or story. We will work with your schedule, as well as that of the students and staff, to ensure that your visit is successful. Please offer a few available dates for your visit in case a school has a conflict on a particular day.

Photographing Students and Staff

Some students choose not to be photographed. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students, including photographs, and Shallowater ISD operates in compliance with this law. Before we can allow anyone to take photos, videos, and/or quotes from our students, a building administrator must verify that these individuals have the proper release information on file.