Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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PTSD Website Guidelines
The Peters Township School District has developed and maintained web pages to provide information and resources to students, parents and community members, site visitors and staff. All official school and district sites must be hosted on the District's server(s) or on District-authorized hosted sites. In order to provide current, accurate, and relevant information on its web site, the District has developed guidelines for web page content, framework, and links posted on its web pages or its server.


District Framework

District web pages must follow the following framework:
  • The title page must use District template.
  • The title page shall feature the school or department name, address, phone number, fax number, an email link to main contact person, and a link to District Homepage
  • Time sensitive information shall be updated regularly.
  • Published information shall be of educational/operational value to the District and its constituents and it shall adhere to the District's Acceptable Use of Technology Resources Policy.
  • Graphics, photos, animation, and video images may be used as per stated content guidelines.
  • Correct punctuation, spelling and language standards must be followed.

School Framework

School-related groups that request links or school-related web pages must follow the following framework:
  • The organization must be recognized and approved by the District in that it promotes school activities and the educational mission of the school district.
  • The title page shall feature the name of the organization, pertinent contact information, and an email link to a main contact person
  • Time sensitive information should be updated regularly.
  • Information posted should be of educational value to the district and should adhere to the District's Acceptable Use of Technology Resources Policy.
  • Graphics, photos, animation, and video images may be used as per stated content guidelines.
  • Correct punctuation, spelling and language standards must be followed.
  • It is understood that these pages will be maintained by the organization and that if the framework and content guidelines are not adhered to, the web page and/or the link to the organization's web site will be removed from the District server or District web pages.


Content Guidelines

1) Photos and videos of students, staff, and visitors may be published. Individual students may be identified unless parents/guardians have completed and submitted the District's “ Student Photo, Work and Name Use Refusal” Form to the Communications Coordinator. Photos may be identified by group name, i.e. "Mr. Smith's class" or "PTHS Football team".

2) Unless a parent/guardian has completed and submitted the District's “ Student Photo, Work and Name Use Refusal” Form, student work (stories, poems, artwork) can be posted on the district web site.

3) Students' first and last names may be published on the web site for achievement and recognition (i.e. award winners, honor roll, etc.) unless the parent/guardian has completed and submitted the District's “ Student Photo, Work and Name Use Refusal” Form.

4) Biographical information (i.e. address, phone number, age, personal email address) about students, parents/guardians, staff, and volunteers (unless permission is given) is not permitted to be published on District web pages.

5) Links to appropriate Internet web sites (for example: PA Dept. of Education, Peters Township Library, National PTA) may be included on web pages. The following disclaimer must be posted on any page with Internet links:

Disclaimer: The links on this page are considered appropriate for students , however the district cannot be held accountable for the content of pages beyond the district site.

6 ) Prior to publishing a new web page, it must first be approved by the Director of Educational and Informational Technology, Technology Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and/or the Building Principal. Updates and maintenance of previously approved pages shall be approved by the building level principal or the appropriate administrator.

7) Copyrighted materials may not be posted unless prior permission from the author(s) is secured in writing. Credit (web address, logo, active) may be provided to companies with prior approval of technology or communications departments.

8) External links to commercial sites must be pre-approved by the technology or communications departments. Links to personal home pages created by students, staff, or volunteers/visitors are not permitted. Links to sites that would be prohibited under the Acceptable Use Policy for Technology Resources are also not permitted.

9) After receiving approval from the building principal, or other appropriate district administrator, district-wide or special announcements for the Peters Township School District web site should be provided via email or hard copy to the Communications Coordinator at the District Administrative Offices. The Communications Coordinator will make the necessary arrangements for approved files to be uploaded to the district server.
Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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