VIDEO/ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) supports the use of video/electronic security systems on district property and in vehicles owned, operated or contracted by the District, where it is deemed necessary to protect the safety and security of students, staff and visitors and to protect student and district property.
A video/electronic security system can be a valuable tool for promoting safe and secure teaching and learning environments. Such systems can support the implementation of Safe and Caring Schools policies and may help schools to respond to bullying behaviour, prevent or reduce theft and vandalism and provide a means for holding individuals accountable for criminal or unbecoming conduct while on district property. The use of video/electronic security systems on district property balances the privacy rights of students and others with our obligation to provide safe learning and working environments and the need to protect district property from theft and vandalism.
This policy shall govern the use of video/electronic security systems in and around all buildings, properties, school buses and other vehicles owned, operated or contracted by NLESD. This policy does not cover recording of specific events (such as a sporting event or graduation ceremony) or where a class may be recorded for educational or research purposes. (NLESD Wessite)