All requests for information, including interviews, photos, statements, and statistics, should be directed to the Director of Public Relations, who will contact the appropriate district spokesperson and/or provide public information when and if it is available.
Please understand that the Dover Area School District's first priority is maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students. We take the safety and privacy of our students and staff seriously.
Dover Area School District will make every reasonable effort to provide information which is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with state and federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website.
Members of the media are not permitted on any Dover Area School District property including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones without the prior consent or invitation of the Dover Area School District Director of Public Relations. If invited, members of the media are required to check in at the front office of each building, unless the event is an after school hours event.
Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may only be published or broadcast with district permission.
In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, the Dover Area School District will defer all comment to the investigating agency, including local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and/or authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).