Website Notices and Disclaimers

  • The New Albany - Plain Local School District is committed to employing digital communications systems such as the District website and e-mail to foster a strong, communicative relationship with the Learning Community. The following information details the terms of use of our website, e-mail, and other digital communication systems, as well as information that we collect about you and how that information is used by the District.

    Terms of Use

    The District website exists to better inform the Learning Community of information regarding the New Albany - Plain Local School District. As a user of this site you are responsible for conducting yourself in a manner that is respectful of the rights of others in the Learning Community and complies with local, state, and federal laws. Misuse of the district's digital communication systems, including e-mail, will not be tolerated and may result in the District taking action to prevent an individual or entity's use of those systems in the future. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

    Collection of Anonymous Information

    Certain anonymous usage information is collected on all visitors to the District website. The District's web server automatically logs the date and time of all requests for information online as well as what IP address requested the information. Additionally if you were referred to our website by a web link or a search engine the referring page will be logged as well. Searches for items on the District's website are also logged. This anonymous usage information is used by the District to improve the quality of our website; and no attempt is made by the district to identify individuals through this information. This anonymous usage information may be made available to third parties such as law enforcement to assist in a criminal investigation.

    Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

    Certain portions of the District website are only available to registered users who have provided the district with basic information such as their name and e-mail address. Persons affiliated with the district, namely staff, students, and parents, have access to enhanced online services and information once they have completed a registration process that verifies their identity and provides them with a username and password to access protected information and services. The District collects personally identifiable information in order to verify your identity and so we may contact you via e-mail. We do not share or sell personally identifiable information with any third party except in cases where we are required by law such as in response to a court order or subpoena.


    When a visitor logs into our site for a registered user session, information including the visitor’s username and password, are encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.


    District web pages may contain links to sites that are not administered by NAPLS, one of its schools, departments or programs. NAPLS is not responsible for the content of the linked sites and pages. 

    "The New Albany – Plain Local School District makes every effort to verify that all links are operational and all information is accurate, appropriate and of high quality. The District expects that these standards are met. The viability of links that are not created through our District cannot be guaranteed."

    "Links to external websites are included if they add information that may aid the user, and are included only as a public service. Every effort is made to verify that the links are educational in nature, and related to the District's educational mission, but the Internet is dynamic and volatile, and web pages can change suddenly and rapidly. It is not unusual to find information or images that are objectionable. Inclusion of a link does not constitute endorsement by the District of that site, or of any third-party sites to which it may be linked. The user is advised that once you leave the District's website(s), even through links included on these pages, you may encounter inappropriate, illegal or inaccurate material. The District is not responsible for the external content, or for any fees associated with the use of an outside site. Proceed at your own risk."

    "The links in this area will let you leave the District's website(s). The linked sites are not under the control of the District and the District is not responsible for the contents of any linked sites, or any links contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The District is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the District."


     "The District has registered its domain name(s) for the purpose of exclusive Internet identification. The District asserts copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights in its domain name, district identification, district logo, and all content on the District's website(s). All rights are reserved. Outside parties, including parents, patrons, or outside organizations may not use District and/or school domain names in connection with the publication of web content. Under no circumstances shall any party use District and/or school domain names to promote political issues, causes or candidates."

    Information contained within the District’s website is considered the property of New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Violation of copyright protections will not be tolerated. Likewise, if you believe any content on the NAPLS site is in violation of copyright laws, please email the district's communications department at

    Content and Timeliness

    The information provided on the Website is provided as a service to the Learning Community and guests. Every attempt is made to keep the District's website as up to date and accurate as possible. However, information on the website may become outdated or incorrect. In such cases, the District shall not be held liable for any losses suffered as a result of reliance on information posted on the Website.

    General Disclaimer: "Information provided on the website carries no express or implied warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose; in addition, the Board disclaims owner responsibility for content errors, omissions or infringing material, and disclaims owner liability for damages associated with user reliance on information provided at the site."

    Events: "Visitors rely on information on the website at their own risk. Times and dates are subject to change and spectators or audiences are strongly encouraged to contact the school for the most recent schedule."

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    The New Albany-Plain Local Schools (NAPLS) is an equal educational opportunity and equal employment opportunity employer. NAPLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, "protected classes") or any other legally protected category in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

    FERPA Disclaimer

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA requires that the Board of Education designate “Student Directory Information." The NAPLS Board of Education has defined directory information as a student's name, address, and telephone number. School-sponsored publications may include date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially-recognized activities and sports, height and weight, if a member of an athletic team, dates of attendance, date of graduation, or awards received.