News & Media The Bayless School District welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available. If you are interested in reporting on a story about the Bayless School District, please review the information below. Despite being a public institution, access to schools is highly regulated and limited due to the public interest and safety concerns.
Interviewing School Officials Many of the employees of the Bayless School District are leaders in education and are prepared to discuss current and important issues with reporters. However, if you are interested in interviewing a Bayless Schools employee, your first point of contact is with the Communications Office. We will help you find the correct resource for your story and arrange an interview time. Please call us at 314-256-8601 and ask for Mike Hawkins.
Visiting Schools Whenever a reporter is on Bayless School District property, a district administrator or Communications Office staff member must be with them or have arranged for their access to the District. If you would like to visit a school, contact the Central Office. We will work with your schedule, as well as that of the students and staff, to ensure that your visit is successful. Keep in mind that all of our schools participate in early dismissal days, standardized testing and schoolwide events that may prohibit your visit at a specific day or time. We appreciate your patience and flexibility when working around these conflicts.
Photographing Students and Staff The Bayless School District operates in compliance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This law allows students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information, including photographs. Before we can allow anyone to take photos, video and/or quotes from our students, a building administrator or Communications Office staff member must verify that these individuals have the proper release information on file. Notwithstanding the issue of consent of a student to be photographed, no photograph, video or depiction of our students may be used for commercial (non-news related) purposes without a) Notice to the District and the individual of the scope and purpose of the purported use; and B) adequate compensation to the student and/or District.
BoardDocs You can keep up to date with the latest information about the Bayless Board of Education through the BoardDocs link on the home page of this Web site.
Contact Us For more information, to request information, or to schedule a visit, please contact Michael Hawkins at 314-256-8602.