File:  ECAF

Use of Video and Audio Monitoring

The Board of Education recognizes that maintaining the safety and security of students, staff and district property is best implemented with a multifaceted approach. To the extent modern technology provides tools to maintain safety and security, the use of technology such as video surveillance cameras is supported by the Board.

Video surveillance may be utilized in and around schools, on district property and on school transportation vehicles. Cameras may be equipped with audio recording capabilities as well. Video surveillance shall be in accordance with applicable law pertaining to such use. The district also shall comply with applicable law related to maintaining video recordings.

The superintendent or designee is directed to develop regulations governing the use of video surveillance in accordance with applicable law and Board policy.

Exclusions

Recording of teacher instruction for purposes of completing a licensed personnel performance evaluation is not intended to be covered by this policy and shall not be permitted except as provided by state law. Recording of students for purposes of their educational programming is also not intended to be covered by this policy.

LEGAL REFS.:  20 U.S.C. §1232g (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)

34 C.F.R. §99.1 et seq. (FERPA regulations)

C.R.S. 24-72-113 (limit on retention of passive surveillance records)

CROSS REFS.:  GBEB, Staff Conduct (And Responsibilities)

JIC, Student Conduct, and subcodes

JK, Student Discipline, and subcodes

JRA/JRC, Student Records/Release of Information on Students

Adopted August 22, 2017