It is the policy of the District to create and maintain a safe school and work environment. In furtherance of this policy, security cameras are installed within school buildings and buses, as well as the exterior of the buildings. Security cameras are used to accomplish three important goals in the District:
- To enhance the safety of students and staff;
- To protect school property against theft or vandalism; and
- To assist in the identification of intruders and persons endangering the health, well‐being, or safety of school community members.
Camera systems also provide a historical record to facilitate investigations.
At the beginning of each school year, the Superintendent or designee will provide notification to students, parents, and staff that security cameras are in place and that cameras will monitor and record behavior in and around school buildings. Staff notification of security cameras will be clearly stated in any employee handbook.
All actions are subject to being recorded. Employees, students and others found to have tampered with or disabled cameras or systems will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Riding on or operating a school bus constitutes consent to video recording.
Approved: September 9, 2013