Policy GCQB

The Lynchburg City School Board encourages employee innovation in creating and developing high-quality materials to improve student achievement and the efficiency of division operations. The School Board is the author of works produced by its employees within the scope of their employment and retains all rights to such works unless those rights are expressly waived or assigned to the employee who produced the work.

Any such assignment of rights will be accomplished in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Superintendent. The regulations will provide that the work will remain available for the use of the School Board at no charge.

Employees who develop materials, including instructional materials and computer programs, outside the scope of their employment that have a connection to or are related to the division shall inform the Superintendent in writing of their intent to develop such materials prior to commencing work.

Adopted: March 5, 2019

Legal Refs.:

17 U.S.C. §§ 101, 102, and 201.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-70, 22.1-78.

Cross Ref.:

EGAAA Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
GCQA Nonschool Employment by Staff Members