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Live Broadcast or Videotaping

Code No.  902.4

Individuals may broadcast or videotape public school district events, including open board meetings, as long as it does not interfere with, or disrupt, the school district event and it does not create an undue burden in adapting the buildings and sites to accommodate the request.

It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether the request is unduly burdensome and whether the broadcast or videotaping will interfere with or disrupt the school district event.

Videotaping of classroom activities will be allowed at the discretion of the superintendent.  Parents will be notified prior to videotaping of classroom activities.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations outlining the procedures for making the request and the rules for operation if the request is granted.


NOTE:  This policy states that prior to recording of classroom activities, parents will be notified but does not require parental permission.  Notification is not a legal requirement, but it is recommended.  The policy gives the school district the flexibility to have one notice to cover the entire year and can be placed in the student directory info policy, a parent newsletter or handbook.

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 21.4, .7; 22; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:          506.2   Student Directory Information

                                    902.1   News Media Relations

                                    903.3   Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites

Initially Approved 03-08-1999                              Last Reviewed 03-10-2014                                      Last Revision 01-17-2005

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