Media Access

The division reserves the right to limit media access to its schools in order to ensure a secure, non-threatening environment conducive to learning – the division’s primary purpose.

While schools may invite or allow the media to attend special events and celebrations from time to time, reporters should be aware that they will be accompanied by a staff member (or volunteer) and that access to the school will be limited to the area(s) where the event is taking place.

Media seeking access to the schools on their own initiative must have prior permission Media Access Form from the Director of Education (or designate) and the principal. In general, reporters should provide at least 24 hours advance notice to allow for the coordination of such requests.

Privacy

Information related to activities within schools, or about specific individuals (students or staff), may be protected under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Act governs the collection and use of private personal information, limiting how and with whom such information can be shared.

Access to Information Requests: Contact Diana Welter, Manager of Human Resources/Privacy Officer, at 306-694-1200 or by filling out this form for information on the appropriate release and/or access to records. If you would like to receive a copy of a cumulative record for a student, fill out this form.

As an example, most disciplinary matters would be private and confidential, with information shared only with those involved. Similarly, information relating to specific student needs, records, health status or achievement is considered private.


Last Updated: November 17, 2016 at 9:36 am