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4240 - Videos and Full-Length Movies

 Instructional Material Washington County School District - Adopted 12-14-94, Revised 11-10-09

1. Purpose:

To clarify the District position on the showing of videos, full-length movies or clips from videos and movies.

2. Policy:

2.1. Commercial videos, instructional videos, full-length movies, or clips from the same, are not to be shown during regular school time for entertainment or reward purposes, but only for direct classroom instructional needs in accordance with the approved District curriculum and applicable copyright laws. 

2.2. When showing a video or movie, or clips from the same, which has a rating suggesting parental guidance or other restrictions, the school must obtain parental consent prior to its presentation.

2.3. The same level of sensitivity should be used when selecting movies, videos, or clips to be used in faculty meetings or training sessions.  Movies or videos with a rating of R/M, or clips from such media, should not be used for faculty presentations.

2.4. If commercial videos, or other movies or clips from the same, are shown for entertainment or reward purposes, it is to be at a time other than regular school hours, so students and parents have a choice as to whether or not they are viewed.

2.5. The school would be responsible for meeting the legal requirements of applicable copyright laws and paying the required fees.

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