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Media Requests

Media Requests

All media requests to interview, videotape, or photograph Franklin-McKinley School District Staff, Students, or Board Members should be made through Yelitza Pena, Director of Community Relations. Please contact the Public Information Office at (408) 283-6259 or email


Media on School Grounds: Before visiting a school campus, the Media should contact the Public Information Office. Media will be asked to sign-in at the school's front office as a safety and security precaution just like any other school visitor is required to do. When videotaping, photographing, or interviewing, the Director of Community Relations will accompany the media to minimize disruption and assist with any additional requests. 


Student Media Release: Federal and state law allow students and parents to opt out of the release of certain information about students, including photographs. The Public Information Office works with each school to determine who has a photo/video release form on file and who cannot be photographed and interviewed. 


Emergency/Crisis Communication: The Public Information Office works as quickly as possible to provide accurate information to the media. Our first priority is ensuring the safety and security of students and staff and communicating about the emergency with staff and parents/guardians. We then work to provide timely information to the media on the emergency and its impact on students and staff. In an emergency, media may be assigned to a designated location to ensure their safety and minimize disruption to emergency response efforts. 


Questions? Contact Yelitza Pena at (408) 283-6259 or