Web Publishing Guidelines
All school site content (and site
webmasters) are subject to approval by the principal (or designee)
of each individual school. Individuals who are working
independently on school sites and who are not employed by or
students of that school (in the case of those volunteering or
donating their website services) must work in conjunction with a
student or employee at that school. Individuals who have access
to independently hosted sites must be a school employee, student, or
group of students who have responsibility for the site (a tech
support at the school, for example).
Services Office should be contacted if a school does not
have a designee responsible for the maintenance of a school website.
Some schools have purchased a custom URL
(www.yourschoolname.com) for their particular school. Please note
that all AACPS school website content is owned by AACPS and is
subject to the same rules governing site content under
This decision to have an independent URL is subject to approval by
the principal (or designee) of the school.
If schools desire a customized URL, the use of website forwarding
(redirection) is encouraged (and not independent hosting) so that we
may offer appropriate technical and content support, ensure
consistency as well as the privacy and security of school websites.
Additionally, AACPS has the right to oversee content for all
independently hosted school sites, request access to, and/or require
changes/deletions to inappropriate, out-of-date, or irrelevant site
Executables, Perl, and Cold Fusion are
not currently supported at this time for school sites hosted under
aacps.org. If more information is needed about this subject, please
A general school template, designed for
AACPS school sites, is available if you need a general site to "plug
in" content for your school. Please contact the
Services Office so that we
can assist you in setting up your site and show you how you can
update your content live.
If you need to conduct an online survey,
please contact the
Office to discuss your specifications. AACPS has a
standard survey system - many options are available for survey
deployment and displaying/utilizing results..
Media Release Permission
NOTE: The previous Media Release form
is no longer required for use of
photos on AACPS web sites. Parents fill out
an Emergency Notification form at the
beginning of the year which addresses this
Web Page Assistance
Assistance is available
through Web Services, located in the Communications Office.
Services for questions on content & process, design, posting
process, & technical issues.