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Fallbrook Union ESD |  BP  1313.1  Community Relations

Civility   

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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. Members of the district staff will address parents and other members of the public with respect and expect the same in return. 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 of his/her right to freedom of expression, but only to maintain, to the extent possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free workplace for 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, district encourages positive communication, and discourages volatile, hostile or aggressive actions. The district seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.

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 could provoke 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 because of behaviors stated in sections 1 or 2, and refuses to do so, the Superintendent or designee shall inform the person that he/she will be guilty of a misdemeanor in accordance with California Education Code 44811 and or Penal Codes 415.5, 626.7, and 626.8. If an individual returns before an applicable period of time (7 days), the Superintendent or designee may notify law enforcement officials. An Incident Report should be completed for the situations as set forth in sections 1 and 2; a copy of this report goes to the Superintendent or designee.

4. If any individual abuses the privilege of communicating via e-mail, that privilege may be revoked by the Superintendent or designee. Abuses are enumerated in sections 1 and 2, but also include inappropriate use of the "copy to:" feature, excessive size or frequency of e-mail.

5. In the event the Superintendent or designee concludes that an individual has abused the privilege of communicating via e-mail, he/she will inform the abusing party in writing that all future communication will take place in writing transmitted via the US Postal Service.

6. As an alternative or in addition, the Superintendent or designee may, at his/her discretion, arrange face to face meetings to discuss the party's concerns or a pupil's educational program.

Safety and Security

1. The Superintendent or designee will ensure that the policy shall be widely distributed in order to raise awareness on how to deal with these disruptive situations if and when they occur.

2. When violence is directed against an employee, 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.

3. An employee, whose person or property is injured or damaged by willful misconduct of an adult or student, may ask the district to pursue legal action against the student or the student's parent/guardian.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32210 Disturbing School

44014 Assaults on Personnel

44810 People 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 FALLBROOK UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 7, 2008 Fallbrook, California