Jordan School District
Statement of
P O L I C Y

Number: DE505
Effective: 7/12/88
Revision: 8/17/10
Reviewed: 12/10/13


SUBJECT: Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District

  1. Board Directive

    The Board is committed to the observance of federal and state copyright laws and publisher licensing agreements.  The Board supports the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials.  The Board delegates responsibility to the District Administration for enforcing the policy according to established administrative policy provisions.

  2. Administrative Policy

    To assure compliance with Jordan District’s copyright policy, the District Administration shall endeavor to keep abreast of the current status and changes in copyright legislation, annually provide in-service training for all employees in Jordan School District concerning copyright policy; provide reference information on copyright laws; and promote employee and student compliance with copyright policy, guidelines and law.
    1. The Superintendent of Schools or the Superintendent’s designee shall be responsible for keeping District and school administration appraised of changes in copyright law and how these changes apply to new technologies.
    2. District department administrators/principals shall be responsible for review of Policy DE505—Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District and educating employees concerning the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials as defined by law and Jordan School District Copyright Guidelines, as well as potential consequences of illegal and/or inappropriate use.
    3. Educators shall be responsible for educating students concerning the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials as defined by law and Jordan School District Copyright Guidelines, as well as potential consequences of illegal and inappropriate use.
    4. The principal and/or the principal’s designee(s) is/are responsible for providing guidance to staff members on copyright issues.  A principal’s designee is a licensed educator who has demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of current Utah State Code, the Copyright Law of the United States of American and Related Laws, and the Utah State Core Curriculum for the content area which the licensed educator has been identified as the principal’s designee.  It is the responsibility of employees to obtain copyrighted information and guidance from these individuals.
    5. Employees shall be responsible for the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials as defined by this policy.  Employees who violate the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws or Policy DE505—Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School Districtor the Jordan School District Copyright Guidelines will be subject to discipline under Policy DP316 NEG—Orderly Termination Procedures—Licensed , Policy 316A—Orderly Termination Procedures— Administrators, or Policy DP316BOrderly Termination Procedures—Classified.  In addition, employees who violate the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws may face legal consequences. 
    6. Students shall be responsible for the legal, ethical, and appropriate use of copyrighted materials as defined by this policy.  Students who violate the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws or Policy DE505—Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District or the Jordan School District Copyright Guidelines will be subject to discipline under Policy AS67 NEG—Discipline of Students and Policy AA419—Student Conduct and Dress.  In addition, students who violate the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Lawsmay face legal consequences.
    7. The District Copyright Policy Review Committee will annually review the Jordan School District Copyright Guidelines, which are located on the Instructional Support Services Department website, and make recommendations for appropriate revisions.  Committee membership shall be approved by District Administration and consist of the following:
      1. The District Administration’s designee, who will chair the committee
      2. The Administrator of Curriculum and Staff Development or his/her designee
      3. The Director of Information Systems or his/her designee
      4. One principal from each school level and a principal-selected classroom teacher from his/her school
      5. One library media specialist representing each school level
      6. One District Literature Selection and Review Committee parent/guardian member from each of the three level committees

 


These policies have been developed and approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district. Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.

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