For The Media
Westlake City Schools recognizes and appreciates the role of media in providing news and information to our community. It is the role of the Communications Office to assist in providing information about the school system in a timely and accurate manner. Members of the media are asked to contact the Communications Office with requests to interview, photography or film employees or students.
Requests for Employees
Westlake City Schools employs educators and administrators who are often leaders in the field of K-12 education. If you are interested in interviewing, photographing or filming an employee, please contact the Communications Office. This will allow for a consistent procedure to understand the information being requested, your deadline, and allow us to determine who is the best source for your story.
Request for Students
Westlake City Schools has a large number of accomplished, award-winning students throughout our educational system. We operate in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which provides parents/guardians/students the ability to opt out of the release of certain information. No interviews, photographs or video with students is permitted without the prior approval of the Communicators Office. The only exception is routine athletics coverage. As a general rule, members of the media may take general footage of students during school events that are open to the public, which includes athletic events.
Requests for Westlake Board of Education
Requests for members of the Westlake Board of Education members can be made directly to the Board member. You will find their information on the Board of Education webpage.
School Board Meetings
Meeting announcements, agendas, meeting minutes and other related supporting documents are available on the district's website.
During an emergency, media will not be allowed inside affected school buildings. You are asked to refer any questions/requests to the Communications Office. We will work to obtain information from our response team and local authorities on site and respond to you as quickly as possible. Please refrain from contacting a school directly during a crisis event as school phones are needed to manage the situation and all lines of communication must remain open.