3545 Video Surveillance

Adoption Date: 11/18/2004
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
Non-Instructional Operations 3545
Video Surveillance

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to maintain and improve discipline and to insure the safety and welfare of its students and staff on school transportation vehicles and in school buildings.

After considering and balancing the rights of privacy with the District’s duty to ensure discipline, health, welfare and safety of students and staff, the Board of Education supports the use of video cameras on school buses and in its buildings to enhance the health, welfare and safety of students and staff on District property, and to safeguard District facilities and equipment. Video cameras may be used in locations as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools. Video cameras may be used to monitor student behavior on school buses, whether going to and from school, extra-curricular activities or events, as well as in school buildings.

Students in violation of the District’s Code of Conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with law and policy.

Staff determined to be in violation of Board policies and the District’s Code of Conduct shall be subject to discipline in accordance with law and any applicable collectively negotiated agreement.

The District shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws applicable to student records when such recordings are considered for retention as part of the student’s record.

Video recordings may be used for the purpose of evidence for disciplining of students.

The Superintendent of Schools is directed to develop regulations governing the use of video cameras.


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