Video Cameras on Buses

NOTICE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS REGARDING THE USE OF VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDERS ON SCHOOL BUSES


The District has installed video and audio recording equipment on all school buses to monitor school transportation and will be videotaping and recording bus routes at random during the school year. Each bus has been equipped with a video monitor box, in which a video-recording device may be installed. Students will not be notified when a recording device has been installed on their bus.


The Transportation Supervisor or Principal shall review tapes on a routine basis and evidence of student misconduct will be documented. Students found to be in violation of the District’s bus conduct rules, shall be notified and disciplinary action will be initiated under the guidelines contained in the District’s discipline procedures for District approved student transportation.


Videotapes shall be treated as protected student records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The following guidelines shall apply:

  1. Tapes shall remain in the custody of the Transportation Supervisor;
  2. Parents or students who wish to view a videotape in response to disciplinary action taken against a student may request such access under the procedures set out in the Student Records Board Policy and Administrative Guidelines (Code EEACCA-AR);
  3. Persons unrelated to a disciplinary incident shall not be permitted to view bus videotapes.


Please contact the Director of Transportation at (503) 825.5900 if you have any questions.