Media Protocols

  • In order to request interviews involving Dallas ISD students, teachers or staff, media are asked to contact the News and Information team in advance via email or by phone to secure the location and interview subjects for the appropriate story.

    Media should refrain from contacting Dallas ISD students, teachers or staff without FIRST receiving approval from our media team, and is asked not visit campuses prior to receiving approval.

    Dallas ISD's policies regarding media can be found by clicking the appropriate link:

    • Working with media (GBBA)
    • Public information requests (GBAA)
    • School visits (GKC)

    Here are some quick helpful points to note regarding some of our more common practices:

    • As the recipient of federal funds for various programs, the Dallas Independent School District abides by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, parents and their children have certain protections with regard to the public release of education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, family information and class schedules.
    • We do not comment on personnel matters. Texas law requires public employers to disclose certain personnel information, but it also provides for limitations to public access of personnel records to protect the privacy and security interests of public employees.