Surveillance Cameras On Campus

Surveillance Cameras On Campus
Posted on 07/29/2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Lightfoot Elementary School recently installed video surveillance cameras on our campus.  Our priority, first and foremost, is to always ensure a safe campus for our students and employees.  We believe that the cameras will assist us with campus security in many aspects.

 

The Etiwanda School District Board Policy 3515 provides the following information concerning video camera surveillance:

The Board believes that reasonable use of surveillance cameras will help the district achieve its goals for campus security.  In consultation with relevant district staff, the Superintendent or designee shall identify appropriate locations for the placement of surveillance cameras.  Cameras shall not be placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation of privacy.  Any audio capability on the district’s surveillance equipment shall be disabled so that sounds are not recorded.

 

Prior to the operation of the surveillance system, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that signs are posted at conspicuous locations at affected school buildings and grounds.  These signs shall inform students, staff, and visitors that surveillance may occur and shall state whether the district’s system is actively monitored by school personnel.  The Superintendent or designee shall also provide prior written notice to students and parents/guardians about the district’s surveillance system, including the locations where surveillance may occur, explaining that the recordings may be used in disciplinary proceedings, and that matters captured by the camera may be referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate.

 

To the extent that any images from the district’s surveillance system create a student or personnel record, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the images are accessed, retained, and disclosed in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

 

The new security cameras may or may not be monitored at any time.  If you have any questions, please contact the school administration at 909-989-6120.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Rosann Marlen,

Principal