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2540 - Audio Visual Use

The purpose of this policy is to establish consistent procedures for the use of AV materials including video recordings, sound recordings, online subscription databases and electronic books used by teachers and students for instructional purposes. Teachers bear the responsibility for full compliance with the following policy.

  A. The instructional use of audio visual materials must

 

    1. support and be consistent with Board education goals, policies, and specific course objectives.

 

    2. adhere to copyright laws,

 

    3. reflect best teaching practices based on age appropriateness and instructional relevance.

 

  B. Audio visual instructional materials must

 

    1. withstand a school level review and/or selection process.

 

    2. be compliant with this policy.

 

  C. Media which is not part of the school collection will not be used without the prior approval of the principal. When such materials are used, they must be within the "fair use" guidelines of the copyright laws and must be permissible materials per F.S. 847.012.

 

The District audio visual use policy must be included in the teacher handbook and be reviewed annually. New personnel and/or substitute teachers must be apprised of the policy upon assignment to the school. Each school must establish a procedure to ensure compliance with the District audio visual use policy.

Requests for exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Board. Requests must be submitted in writing at least 30 days in advance of the planned viewing. The request must contain the rationale for the exception and be approved by the principal, area superintendent, and Superintendent prior to submission to the Board. If the exception is approved by the Board, parents must grant permission in writing before their child(ren) will be allowed to view the material.

F.S. 847.012, 1006.28, 1006.34
F.A.C. 6A-6.3411, 6A-7.074

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