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Online Learning FAQs

  • Is it legal for teachers to videoconference directly with students, even if they are in their own home?

  • Isn’t it a privacy violation if other students can see inside another students’ home?

  • Should videoconferences be recorded?

  • Our teachers are expressing reluctance to do videoconferencing in case they see child abuse or other problematic conduct in the background. Is that a legitimate concern?

  • Is it a FERPA violation for Parents to see the other students in a special education class or group?

  • Do school districts have to provide internet access and devices for students to access videoconferencing?

  • If we provide an internet connection to some students who don’t have one (such as a wireless hotspot), do we have to reimburse families who don’t get one for part of the cost of their internet?

  • If we provide an internet connection to students, must we filter that internet connection?

  • Does videoconferencing have to be accessible for individuals with disabilities?

  • Can we use copyrighted materials in a video conference session an on a shared screen or does this violate the copyright?

  • Is it legal for a teacher to take a screenshot or photo of students engaged in online learning and to post it to social media?

  • What if a parent takes a screenshot or photo of students engaged in a video conference and it includes students who have declined the media release?

  • What if a student curses or shows inappropriate material to the video conference? Can the teacher mute the student and/or kick him/her out of the conference?

  • Can we required that students wear appropriate attire for videoconferences?

  • Zoom’s terms of use state that users must be of legal age to consent to the use of the service. Does this mean that we can’t use Zoom with minors?

District FAQs

  • Can I access building facilities during this closure, including outdoor grounds and facilities?

  • Where can I find more information?

  • How can support be accessed for those in crisis?