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1001.3 - Unmanned Aircrafts/Drones




The following policy applies to the extent not preempted by federal or state regulatory jurisdiction regarding unmanned aircrafts/drones. For purposes of this policy, the terms “unmanned aircrafts/drones” means aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.

The Linn-Mar Community School District believes in maintaining the safety, security, and privacy of students, employees, and visitors. In keeping with this belief, the use or possession of unmanned aircrafts/drones is prohibited on district property or in the space above the property that can reasonably be considered part of the district’s property.

The superintendent [or designee] may make an exception to this policy in specific cases where the circumstances warrant such exception. In such situations and prior to approval, unmanned aircraft/drone operators shall:

  • Supply proof of insurance meeting liability limits established by the district.
  • Present appropriate registration and authorization issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Sign an agreement holding the district harmless from any claims of harm to individuals or damage to property.
  • Meet additional requirements as determined appropriate by the district.

If the unmanned aircrafts/drones are operated as part of the district curriculum, prior to adoption into the curriculum district employees shall work with district administration to ensure the appropriate insurance, registration, and authorizations are in place.

Unmanned aircrafts/drones shall be operated in accordance with Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union policies.

Failure to abide by this policy may result in local, state, and federal penalties, if applicable.

Adopted: 6/16
Reviewed: 7/19
Related Policy (Code #): 602.1; 1001.3-E
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8; IHSAA Drone Policy