DBS CODE:  3523.11

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)

In an effort to maintain the safety, security, and privacy of students, staff and visitors, the Somers 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, but must be approved in advance by the Superintendent of Schools.

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

Adopted:  April 25, 2016