Policy # R 4.6.7: Copyrights and Patents

Policy # R 4.6.7: Copyrights and Patents

Policy Title: Copyrights and Patents
Policy Level: R 4.6.7
Date Approved: Policy Adopted: 1-17-72; Amended: 5-8-85

It is the policy of I.S.D. 834 that the I.S.D. 834 Board of Education encourages the professional staff to develop new and creative educational materials, ideas, and activities. Should an employee of I.S.D. 834 produce instructional materials of a publishable quality and should the employee initiate the publication of said materials, all royalties accrued from such are the property of the employee. I.S.D. 834 will retain the right of usage of said materials without cost to I.S.D. 834.

Rationale: Development of high quality education materials by staff and the recognition of both the supportive nature of the organization as an incubator for such materials and the economic interest of the employee is addressed in this policy.