Policy Details

3523.11 Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)




The Litchfield School District is committed to providing all students and staff with technology-based learning opportunities. Access of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology in the District is permitted under limited circumstances. For the purpose of this policy, a UAS is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device and which is operated remotely. With the prior written authorization of the Superintendent or designee, a UAS may be used explicitly for educational purposes associated with a class, established club or program, or building maintenance as may be required.

Usage of a UAS must comply with all Federal and State regulations and safe operating protocols. Under no circumstances may a UAS be used to:

  • 1.Take pictures of property or persons without their prior consent;
  • 2.Harass others, including persistent interference with another's work, insulting or attacking others;
  • 3.Circumvent District policies.

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

Litchfield Public Schools
Policy adopted: 9/21/2016

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