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Video Surveillance

The Sioux Falls School Board authorizes the use of video surveillance equipment on Sioux Falls School District property and in school buses as part of a multifaceted approach to promote the safety and security of students, staff and visitors while at work or participating in school functions and to help protect school property. The District recognizes it must balance the rights of personal privacy with its duty to provide a safe site for learning and its responsibility to safeguard district facilities and equipment.

The implemented surveillance system should be designed and operated so that the privacy intrusion it creates is no greater than necessary to achieve the system’s goals. The District shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to video recordings when such recordings are considered for retention as part of a student’s record, as determined by the District and in accordance with the law.

Installation of camera systems is based on need and funding. Video cameras will be utilized only as approved by the Superintendent or designee.


Legal Reference:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 20 U.S.C. §1232g; 34 C.F. R. Part 99

Related Policies

JRA/JRA-R Student Records


Policy   Board Action
Adopted: 01-08-07 34616
Reviewed: 12-12-11 36237
Reviewed: 11-14-16 37632
Reviewed: 09-10-18 38118