Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
In an effort to maintain the safety, security, and privacy of students, staff and visitors, the Newington Public School District has determined that the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also commonly referred to as drones, is prohibited by any persons on or over District property, including all buildings and grounds, during school hours and at District sponsored events.
For the purposes of this policy, a UAV or drone is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
An exception to this policy may be made in specific cases where circumstances warrant, such as the filming of sporting practice or instructional purposes, but must be approved in advance by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. In addition, staff or students operating any and all District aerial drones shall be in accordance with this policy and all applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations such as FAA Advisory Circular 91-57A, and FAA registration requirements.
Legal References: FAA Advisory Circular No. 91-57A
Public Law 112-95, The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
Title 49 U.S.C. §40101
FAA 14 CFR, Parts 1, 45, 47, 48, 91, 375
Policy adopted: January 25, 2017
NEWINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS