As a component of a comprehensive safe school plan, video surveillance, with or without audio capability, may be used in the common areas of certain schools and on school buses to maintain the security of students, staff members and visitors. Surveillance equipment may or may not be monitored at any time. Video recordings may be used for disciplinary purposes. To protect the confidentiality of all students, only school personnel may view video recordings that include more than one student. Law enforcement representatives in the course of a criminal investigation may view video recordings.