DE505 – Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Materials in Jordan School District
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The District Administration’s designee, who will chair the committee
The Administrator of Teaching and Learning or his/her designee
The Director of Information Systems or his/her designee
One principal from each school level and a principal-selected classroom teacher from his/her school
One library media specialist representing each school level
One District Literature Selection and Review Committee parent/guardian member from each of the three level committees