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5063 - Recording Policy

5063

Audio and Video Recording

 

Students and their parents or guardians should assume that any class in which students are enrolled may be recorded by the school district or other students for legitimate educational purposes.  Recordings permitted pursuant to this policy may only be used by students for personal academic purposes and may not be republished without additional, written consent from a school administrator.    

 

Classroom Recordings by Staff.  Staff members may make audio and video recordings of classroom instruction and school activities upon authorization of the superintendent or supervising administrator.  The district will not maintain the video recordings, and the recordings will only be available for the staff members to review for a limited time based on the district’s then-current recording capacity.  The district administrators estimate that this is approximately 10 days but may change at any time.

 

Classroom Recordings by Students.  Students are prohibited from making audio or video recordings on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or by his or her designee, or at a school-sponsored activity or athletic event except as provided in this policy or as otherwise required by law. 

 

Students may make audio or video recordings of classroom lectures, discussions, or activities:

 

  1. For their convenience after providing notice to the classroom teacher and receiving the teacher’s permission;
  2. For the benefit of another student who is absent after providing notice to the classroom teacher and receiving the teacher’s permission;
  3. If recording is necessary to accommodate the student’s disability and is required by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan.

 

Staff may revoke permission to record if the recording distracts from or disrupts the classroom environment, unless the recording is necessary to accommodate a student’s disability. 

 

Non-classroom Recordings.  Students may make audio or video recordings pursuant to this policy outside the classroom only with the permission of a teacher or school administrator, provided that such recordings otherwise comply with any applicable state and federal laws.

 

Adopted on: _________________________

Revised on: 08/08/2016

Reviewed on: ________________________

 

 

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