1250 – Community Relations – Participation by the Public – Visitors to the Schools

Policy – x
Regulation –
Exhibit –

Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 4/18/2013
The Board of Education believes that it is important for parents/guardians and community members to take an active interest in the issues affecting district schools and students. Therefore, the Governing Board encourages interested parents/guardians and community members of the community to visit the schools and participate in the educational program.

To ensure the safety of students and staff and minimum interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures that facilitate visits during regular school days. Visits during school hours should be arranged with the principal or designee. When a visit involves a conference with a teacher or the principal, an appointment should be scheduled during non-instructional time.

Any person who is not a student, employee or member of the Board of Education or staff member shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.

For purposes of school safety and security, the principal or designee may provide a visible means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school premises.

No electronic listening or recording device may be used by any person in a classroom without the teacher’s and principal’s permission. (EC 51512)

The Board encourages all individuals to assist in maintaining a safe and secure school environment by behaving in an orderly manner while on school grounds and by utilizing the district’s complaint processes if they have concerns with any district program or employee. In accordance with Penal Code 626.7, the principal or designee may request that any individual who is causing a disruption, including exhibiting volatile, hostile, aggressive, or offensive behavior, immediately leave school grounds.
Presence of Sex Offender on Campus
Any person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code 290, including a parent/guardian of a district student, shall request written permission from the principal before entering the school campus or grounds. As necessary, the principal shall consult with local law enforcement authorities before allowing the presence of any such person at school or other school activity. The principal also shall report to the Superintendent or designee anytime he/she gives such written permission.

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor
32212 Classroom interruptions
35160 Authority of governing boards
35292 Visits to schools (board members)
49091.10 Parental right to inspect instructional materials and observe school activities
51101 Parent Rights Act of 2002
51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device
EVIDENCE CODE
1070 Refusal to disclose news source
LABOR CODE
230.8 Discharge or discrimination for taking time off to participate in child’s educational activities
PENAL CODE
290 Sex offenders
626-626.10 Schools
626.81 Misdemeanor for registered sex offender to come onto school grounds
627-627.10 Access to school premises, especially:
627.1 Definitions
627.2 Necessity of registration by outsider
627.7 Misdemeanors; punishment
COURT DECISIONS
Reeves v. Rocklin Unified School District, (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 652
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 509 (1996)
CSBA Date –

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