Audio and Video Devices on Campus: A Legal Analysis

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"Rules and Risks when Recording in and out of the Classroom"

From a student recording a class on a cell phone to the use of a broad network of security cameras on school grounds, the increasing use of audio/video recording and surveillance in today’s schools raises a variety of legal issues. School administrators need to have a comprehensive understanding of the laws that apply in a variety of different contexts in order to develop legally-defensive policies and procedures involving the use of audio/video technology.

In this webinar expert speaker Erin D. Gilsbach, will provides a comprehensive analysis of the applicable laws as well as best practice tips for avoiding liability and this webinar will address such topics as: federal and state wiretap laws and their applicability to recording on campus; legal obligations of schools.

Session Highlights:

  • What legal obligations do schools have under the ADA and Section 504 to accommodate students with disabilities by permitting audio/visual recording?

  • Do students have a right, under FERPA, to view security surveillance videos?

  • What legal rights do students have regarding the use of audio/video recording on campus?

  • Can an instructor refuse to permit audio/video recording in a classroom if school policy permits it?

  • Do state and/or federal wiretap laws apply to student on-campus recording?

  • Who “owns” the rights to a classroom lecture?

  • Can schools prohibit students from publishing on-campus recordings on the internet

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar will discuss what legal obligations do schools have under the ADA and Section 504 to accommodate students with disabilities by permitting audio/visual recording and also know the legal rights do students have regarding the use of audio/video recording on campus. The presenter will illustrate who “own” the rights to a classroom lecture.

Who Should Attend:

  • Campus Administrators

  • Student

  • Residence Coordinators

  • Faculty Advisors

  • Policy makers

  • Key decision makers

  • Campus Stakeholders

Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

Erin  Gilsbach

Erin Gilsbach

Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., is one of the nation’s foremost experts on thetopic of immigration and education law. She has presented on this topic at the National School BoardsAssociation annual conference, the Education Law Association annual conference,and the North Dakota School Boards Association annual conference.  Atty. Gilsbach is an experienced speaker atthe state and national levels on this issue as well as many other issuesregarding Education and Education Law. She currently serves as the Director of Professional and Policy Developmentand an attorney with the PA-based law firm of King Spry Herman Freund &Faul and is a founding member of the Greyfriars Institute, a nonprofitaffiliate entity dedicated to providing quality professional education in thearea of school law to educators and school leaders. She provides legal representation and/orprofessional development to over 150 Pennsylvania schools. In her practice,Atty. Gilsbach emphasizes a proactive approach to legal defensibility forschools by helping them to create procedures, administrative regulations andboard policies that are developed not only upon consideration of statutory andregulatory requirements but also the best practices and common pitfalls foundwithin the facts of applicable caselaw.  

Voted a Rising Star Attorney by her peers inSuperlawyers and Philadelphia magazines for the past four years, Atty. Gilsbachserves as President-Elect of the PA School Boards Solicitors Association. She began her career as a public high schoolEnglish teacher. Prior to joining King Spry and the Greyfriars Institute, sheserved for over two years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Officeof Chief Counsel.

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