Recording in the Classroom:
A Practical Analysis of Legal Issues Involving Audio and Video Recording and Streaming in Schools
Thursday, November 15, 2018
1:00 - 2:15 EST
Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq.
Description of Program:
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 session, Attorney Erin D. Gilsbach provides a comprehensive analysis of the applicable laws as well as best practice tips for avoiding liability.
This webinar will address such topics as: federal and state wiretap laws and their applicability to recording on campus; legal obligations of schools with regards to the use of audio and/or video recording by students and staff for disability-related purposes; legal issues regarding video surveillance systems; intellectual property rights and considerations with respect to recordings made in the classroom; student rights and legal parameters of regulating student recording and streaming practices; student privacy rights with regards to surveillance and other recorded video content.
About the Presenter:
Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., is the Executive Director of EdLaw Interactive, which specializes in legal training for educators and school administrators. An experienced speaker both nationally and in her home state of Pennsylvania, Erin currently serves as the Board of Directors of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys and President of the PSBA Solicitors Association. She provides legal consulting and training services to schools, education-related organizations in the areas of special education; development of legally-defensible policies and procedures; trending legal issues regarding technology and education; nursing and school health services; truancy prevention; child abuse prevention and mandated reporting; educator evaluation and discipline; and many other school law topics.
Elected by her peers as a "Rising Star Attorney" for 5 consecutive years, Erin began her career as a public high school English teacher, and she served for several years at the PA Department of Education’s Office of Chief Counsel. She was selected as the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education's (CASE) "2018 Distinguished Speaker." In 2017, she served as the legal consultant for the desk reference "Legal Issues in School Health Services,” and she is the author of a handbook on health-related special education issues for LRP Publications, which is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2019.