3049 Drones and Unmanned Aircraft

3048 Drones and unmanned aircraft

Drones, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and any other such vehicles (“drones”), which are not operated for purposes of district programs or activities, may not be operated on or above district property without the prior written permission of the superintendent or designee. Any authorized use of drones must comply with all state and federal regulations governing the operation of drones, including FAA regulations.

Drones owned by the district or operated on or above district property with permission must be operated:

  1. In compliance with this policy and all other district policies;

  2. Only outside the school building(s) in the area authorized or designated by the superintendent or designee;

  3. Under the direct supervision of an individual fully trained and skilled in the system’s operation;

  4. By an individual with the requisite skill and training to safely operate the drone; and

  5. Consistent with any other limitations imposed by the superintendent or designee.

Any monitoring or recording of picture, video, or audio by a drone must have the prior written permission of the superintendent or designee and comply with all board policies governing recordings, data, and records.

Any unauthorized use of a drone is strictly prohibited. Devices used in a manner that does not comply with this policy or applicable state and federal law may be confiscated and the operator may be subject to discipline, civil liability, or criminal liability.

Adopted on: July 9, 2018
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on: ________________________