4500 Policy – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

To maintain the safety, security and privacy of students, staff and visitors, Bellingham Public Schools has determined that the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, is prohibited by any persons on or over district property during school hours and at district sponsored events.

For the purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft 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 advance by the superintendent or designee.

Approved By: Greg Baker, Superintendent
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 01/10/19
Updated: 01/10/19
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 4200 – Safe and Orderly Learning Environment

Policy 4260 – Use of School Facilities

Legal References: Content

FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Pub. L. No 112-95, Sections 331, 336 126 Stat. 11