GCS - LRSD Board Policy

Published by jackbgarvey on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 15:03

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

NEPN CODE:  GCS

 

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH AND PUBLISHING

The Board recognizes the value of educational research conducted by staff members.  However, all research studies carried out within the school system, using District or school data of any kind, or staff or students as subject, must be approved in advance by the superintendent or a designee.  Only those studies that have value to the District will be approved.

It is the purpose of this policy to establish (a) the respective rights and obligations of the District personnel related to the development of copyrightable materials and (b) administrative procedures for carrying out this policy.

 

Publication Rights, Inventions, and Patents

·         Materials or devices created as part of the officially assigned educator responsibility will be the property of the Board.

·         The Board will patent or copyright all such materials or devices in the District’s name; however, such items will bear the name(s) of the creator(s).

·         The publisher or agent will return all profits from the production of this material or device to the District.

·         In order to stimulate these creations fifty percent of the profits will be distributed and returned to the innovator(s) and producer(s) of the material or devices.  The remaining fifty percent will be placed in the general funds by the Board.

 

Computers, Computer programs, and Computer usage

Personnel employed by the District may have occasion to develop computer programs, routines, procedures, and documents useful for computer-based learning (hereinafter, materials).  These activities may involve use of District owned or leased computer mainframes, mini-computers, microcomputers, associated equipment, software, or documentation and may be supported completely or in part by District resources or funds provided by outside sponsors.

·         Materials or devices created as part of the officially assigned educator responsibility will be the property of the Board.

·         The Board will patent or copyright all such materials or devices in the District’s name; however, such items will bear the name(s) of the creator(s).

·         The publisher or agent will return all profits from the production of this material or device to the District.

·         In order to stimulate these creations fifty percent of the profits will be distributed and returned to the innovator(s) and producer(s) of the material or devices.  The remaining fifty percent will be placed in the general funds by the Board.

 

 

 

Adopted:  November 18, 1999