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School District 25 Policy

Student Use Of Video Or Photographic Equipment

Policy 8151
Adopted: August 21, 2009

Technology has provided society with numerous benefits. Unfortunately, the misuse of technology can be detrimental and disruptive to society and its institutions. Schools across the country, as well as schools in this District have seen the misuse of technology to bully or portray private images or utterances of students to embarrass peers. Those types of situations affecting students of the District have interfered with a focused effort by the District to provide an appropriate environment for teaching and learning.

As a part of the District meeting its responsibility of providing a safe and orderly environment for students and staff, unauthorized use of audio, video, photographic capabilities, or other image or audible reproductions by students is prohibited in the schools of the District, other District facilities, District provided transportation or at School/District sponsored functions.

Activities or class projects requiring the use of devices covered in this policy, at school, other District facilities, on District provided transportation, School/District sponsored functions, need to have that use assigned or approved by a teacher and/or the Principal.

Violation of this policy will result in discipline according to School/District discipline procedures for students. This could include expulsion, referral to law enforcement or both.