Television and Radio Broadcasts
The Board of Education states as a matter of general principle that television and radio broadcasts of public performances by students--including athletic events--are approved only when such telecasts and broadcasts are in the public interest. All such rights shall be granted in accordance with procedures to be established by the Board of Education and the school administration. Under no circumstances is there to be a fee charged for the granting of television or radio rights.
All requests for the right to televise a school event are to be approved by the Board of Education.
The Board of Education delegates to the Superintendent of Schools, and to whomever he might designate, the authority to act on all requests for permission to broadcast school events over radio and television.
In either instance--that is, for television or radio broadcasts-- it is essential that school authorities reserve the right to approve all sponsors to make certain that sponsorship does not include firms supplying goods or services inappropriate to school events.
Policy adopted: April 11, 2000
Hamden Public Schools Hamden, Connecticut