The School Committee authorizes the use of video cameras on district property to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all students, staff and visitors on district property, and to safeguard district facilities and equipment. Video cameras may be used in exterior locations as deemed appropriate by the principal in consultation with the superintendent.
The district will notify staff and students through student/parent and staff handbooks that video surveillance may occur on district property.
Students or staff identified on surveillance cameras in violation of School Committee policies will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Violations of the law will be referred to law enforcement agencies.
The School Committee will be notified prior to the installation of security cameras on school grounds and told of the need and placement of such cameras.
Video recordings may or may not be used as a basis for student or employee disciplinary action.
The Superintendent will develop regulations and procedures for the use of video recordings for disciplinary action, for who has viewing rights to the video recordings, and for the retention and erasure of video recordings.
Region Voted to Approve: 10/07/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 10/14/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 10/16/08
Effective Date: 10/16/08