Guidelines for Use of Student Intellectual Property


BCPS will publish or produce a student’s intellectual property created during school-sponsored activities and/or learning experiences in accordance with Board of Education Policy and Superintendent’s Rule 6202, Telecommunications Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks.


The notice of copyright shall be used when electronically publishing or producing student intellectual property. See Notice of Copyright example.

Student Handbook, Baltimore County Public Schools, 2011-12. Below is the language expressed that enables BCPS to use a child's intellectual property UNLESS the parent/guardian has opted-out in writing. Also, expressed in the Adapted Student Handbook, 2011-12.
  If you do not want your child to use BCPS telecommunications to access electronic networks at school, or you do not want your child photographed, videotaped, and/or audiotaped during school-sponsored activities and learning experiences, or you do not want your child’s intellectual property created during school-sponsored activities and/or learning experiences published/produced/displayed, you must inform your child’s principal by completing and returning the Parental Privacy Preference Opt Out Form for Telecommunications and Intellectual Property or by putting your request in writing and sending it to your child’s principal by October 1 of each school year or within 30 days of your child’s enrollment in school. The opt out form was mailed to you in your child’s back-to-school information packet. The form is also available to you at your child’s school and may be obtained on the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Web site at www.bcps.org under the Parents/Families tab and the Office of Student Support Services [Parental Opt Out Form for Directory Information]. If you do not express your preferences either in writing or by returning a completed opt out form, you are giving BCPS permission to include your child in the use of telecommunications and to publish/produce/ display your child’s intellectual property.
  Digital Citizenship: Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship, Mike Ribble
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