1502 - Prohibition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

Adoption Date: 11/9/2016
1000 - Community Relations

1502 Prohibition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

Understanding that airborne unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as “drones”) (hereinafter, “UAV”) pose a safety hazard and threatens the security and privacy of students, employees and visitors. The Victor Central School District forbids anyone from flying a UAV or any remote-controlled aircraft in the skies over any of its school campus, on any school properties or during any school functions including, but not limited to, individual schools within the District, stadium, athletic fields and any extracurricular activities without:

  1. obtaining prior written permission from the District’s Superintendent or his/her designee;
  2. demonstrating compliance with any and all applicable Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations; and
  3. fulfilling the District’s insurance requirements for such use, to the satisfaction of the District’s insurance agent and/or broker.

For the purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft or device without a human pilot aboard the device. An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases where circumstances warrant, but must be approved in writing in advance by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

The Superintendent or his/her designee shall report any unauthorized operation of a UAV over school property or during school functions to law enforcement authorities and/or the FAA.

Any person or visitor violating this policy could be subject to immediate removal from school property and further action in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct.

Any student violating this policy shall also be dealt with in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct. Any School District employee violating this policy may also be subject to formal disciplinary action.

Policy Cross References:
 » 5300 - Code of Conduct