Lloydminister Public School Division

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5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 251

Multimedia Use in Schools

Background

Multimedia shown to students must clearly support Saskatchewan curriculum outcomes and must be consistent with the culture and standards of the Lloydminster Public School Division, with respect to age appropriateness, language, values, and morality.

In addition to setting high standards with respect to the content of multimedia shown in our schools, it is the intent of this Administrative Procedure to discourage the use of multimedia during the school day for non-instructional purposes.

Procedures

  1. Multimedia selected for use in classrooms must be previewed by the teacher to ensure that the
    content is consistent with the culture and standards of the Lloydminster Public School
    Division with respect to age appropriateness, language, values, and morality.  If the teacher
    has any doubt about the suitability of the multimedia, they are to refer it to the
    Principal for viewing and a final decision respecting its use.  Occasionally, multimedia is
    produced which, despite scenes which are inconsistent with the culture and standards of the
    school, has redeeming merit as an instructional resource.  Teachers at the high school level
    may use such multimedia with the Principal's permission.  However, students and
    parents/caregivers are to be advised of the potentially offensive material prior to the day is to
    be shown and be given the option of pursuing a suitable related learning activity apart from the class.
  2. Multimedia shown on field trips must reflect the same high standards regarding content as
    media shown in school.
  3. Multimedia is not to be used during the school day solely as a reward for good behavior or to
    entertain students.  Exceptions can be made during the noon hour break or extended periods
    of inclement weather during non instructional time.
  4. The use of multimedia must conform to copyright and licensing policies with the product.

Reference
Section 85, 87, Education Act, 1995
Regulation 37

Revised
January 2014
February 2019
August 2023