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Media Coverage - Athletic and Other School Activities
The District is the sole owner of media rights for all District athletic events and other school activities except those superseded by the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA).

Interscholastic High School Activities and Events
News media (as defined by SDCL 13-1-57(2)) may engage in journalism (as defined by SDCL 13-1-57(1)) to the public for regular season interscholastic high school activities and events. Complimentary athletic passes will be issued to the news media by the Coordinator of Athletics/Physical Education’s office.

Location
If news media seek to engage in journalism from a District designated media area, a request shall be referred to the Coordinator of Athletics/Physical Education or individual building administrator for prior approval. Designated media areas will be reasonably defined with the safety of student athletes/performers in mind. Approval will be on space available basis.

Communication Lines and/or Equipment
Arrangements and all costs associated with any communication line or equipment installation, etc., required by the news media to engage in journalism shall be the responsibility of news media, subject to the approval of the Coordinator of Athletics/Physical Education or building administration. If news media seek to engage in journalism by accessing District productions, news media are subject to any fees associated with the distribution of content produced by the District.

Separate request and approval must be sought from the Coordinator of Athletics/Physical Education for football playoff games at Howard Wood Field or by building administrator for tournament games played at the high schools beyond the regular athletic season. All news media will be required to have South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) issued media badges for playoff/tournament games.

Other School Activities
All requests by the media for permission to broadcast or televise any other school activity must be referred to the Office of Community Relations for approval by the Building/Program Administrator of the school involved.

 

Legal Reference:

SDCL 13-1-57 Definitions regarding news media coverage of high school activities
SDCL 13-1-58 Interference with news media coverage of high school activities prohibited
SDCL 13-1-59 Promulgation of rules to accommodate news media coverage of high school activities

 

Regulation   Board Action (formerly 1112.31)
Approved: 05-28-68    
Revised: 04-12-75    
Revised: 04-22-96 28464  
Policy:   Board Action  
Adopted: 11-13-00 29719.D10  
Amended: 06-12-06 34446  
Reviewed: 01-24-11 35951  
Amended: 05-29-12 36378  
Revised: 07-22-13 36682  
Reviewed: 04-08-19 38282
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