Drone Application & Approval Process

To be approved to use a drone on JCPS school property or for a JCPS-sponsored event, please fill out the drone application here and read the JCPS Policy information below.

No drone can be used until it has been approved.

JCPS Policy 05.46 "Unmanned Aircraft Systems" was approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) at the August 6, 2019, JCBE meeting.

Unmanned aircraft systems (i.e., “drones”) are becoming more prevalent, and their use in a school context or on school property needs to be addressed. This policy is intended to protect the health and safety of district students, employees, and visitors, and to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to prevent the disruption with active flight activities in the region.

Below is the Approval Process as stated in JCPS Policy 05.46:

"To utilize UAS on any District owned, operated or controlled property, the Operator shall request permission through District Insurance Department at least fourteen days prior to operation. Included in all permission requests, both internal and external, must include a description of the UAS to be used, the name and FAA pilot license number of the Operator, the date of operation, and the site where the UAS will be operated. Included in all external party usage requirements must be proof of general liability insurance with a $1,000,000 per occurrence limit, $2,000,000 aggregate limit, and Jefferson County Public Schools must be added as an additional insured."

Once the application is received, the JCPS Insurance Department will contact the respective party to finalize the approval of the UAS.