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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  1311  Community Relations

Civility Policy   

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The Board of Education believes that Escondido Union School District staff will treat all community members with respect and will expect the same in return. The district is committed to maintaining orderly educational and administrative processes in keeping schools and administrative offices free from disruptions and preventing unauthorized persons from entering school/district grounds.

This policy promotes mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among district employees, parents, and the public. This policy is not intended to deprive any person or his/her right to freedom of expression, but only to maintain, to the extent possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free work place for our students and staff. In the interest of presenting district employees as positive role models to the children of this district as well as the community, EUSD encourages positive communication, and discourages volatile, hostile, or aggressive actions. The district seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.

(cf. 0410. - Recognition of Human Diversity)

Disruptions

1. Any individual who disrupts or threatens to disrupt school/office operations; threatens the health and safety of students or staff, willfully causes property damage; uses loud and/or offensive language, which would provide a violent reaction; or who has otherwise established a continued pattern of unauthorized entry on school district property, will be directed to leave school or school district property promptly by the superintendent or designee.

2. If any member of the public uses obscenities or speaks in a demanding, loud, insulting, and/or demeaning manner, the administrator or employee to whom the remarks are directed will calmly and politely admonish the speaker to communicate civilly. If corrective action is not taken by the abusing party, the district employee will verbally notify the abusing party that the meeting, conference, or telephone conversation is terminated, and if the meeting or conference is on district premises, the offending person will be directed to leave promptly.

3. When an individual is directed to leave under such Paragraph 1 or 2 circumstances, the superintendent or designee shall inform the person that he/she may be guilty of a misdemeanor in accordance with California Education Code 44811 and Penal Codes 415.5 and 626.7 if he/she reenters any district facility within 30 days after being directed to leave, or within seven days if the person is a parent/guardian of a student attending that school. If an individual refuses to leave upon request or returns before the applicable period of time, the superintendent or designee may notify law enforcement officials. An Incident Report (copy attached) should be completed for the situations as set forth in paragraphs 1 and 2. (Exhibit 1311)

(cf. 5146 - Campus Disturbance)

(cf. 5146(c) - Disturbing the Peace)

(cf. 9323 - Meeting Conduct)

Safety and Security

When violence is directed against an employee, or theft against property, employees shall promptly report the occurrence to their principal or supervisor and complete an Incident Report. Employees and supervisors should complete an Incident Report and report to law enforcement any attack, assault, or threat made against them on school/district premises or at school/district-sponsored activities.

Documentation

When it is determined by staff that a member of the public is in the process of violating the provisions of this policy, an effort should be made by staff to provide a written copy of this policy, including applicable code provisions, at the time of occurrence. The employee will immediately notify his/her supervisor and provide a written report of the incident on the attached form.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32210 Disturbing School

44014 Assault on Personnel

44810 Person on School Grounds

44811 Insults and Abuses

PENAL CODE

243.5 Arrest on School Grounds

415.5 Fighting on School Grounds

626.8 Entry of School by Person Not on Lawful Business

627.7 Refusal to Leave School Grounds

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: November 17, 2016