Maine law requires public schools to obtain written approval from parents/guardians prior to publishing personal information about students on the Internet. Mt. Ararat uses two methods for obtaining such permission: 1) a standalone form, and 2) an attachment to be used along with other permission forms used in courses, activities, and programs.
- Standalone form
- Attachment form
When using the attachment version of the form, staff should preface the signature line with the following text:
I have read the attached description of the MSAD 75 web publication policy, and agree to its terms. Note: Absence of a signature below will in no way affect a student's participation in school courses, activities, or programs.
Parents and guardians of students who are active in curricular and extra-curricular activities will find they are signing this line frequently, as it will come home often on permission forms from activities in which the coach, teacher, or advisor anticipates a possible presence on the Web.
Staff who use the attachment version for obtaining publication permission will keep the forms on file as they have always done, in case a question arises regarding publication permission.
Note: The form refers to the Student Publication Guidelines.