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Hayward USD |  AR  1250  Community Relations

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The Superintendent or designee shall post at every entrance to each school and school grounds a notice describing registration requirements, school hours or hours during which registration is required, the registration location, the route to take to that location, and the penalties for violation of registration requirements. (Education Code 32211; Penal Code 627.6)

Unless otherwise directed by the principal or designee, a staff member shall accompany visitors while they are on school grounds.

Immediately upon entering any school building or grounds, any person who is not a student of the school or staff member of the school, when school is in session, report his/her presence and the reason for visiting the school to the principal or designee. Any person the principal or designee asks to leave school grounds shall promptly comply.

All staff members should watch for strangers on school grounds and ask such persons if they have registered in the school office. Staff shall inform the principal when anyone is present who refuses to comply with the registration requirement.

Any possession of unauthorized dangerous instruments, weapons or devices shall be reported immediately to the principal and may be reported to the local law enforcement agency.

Any visitor who fails to register within a reasonable time after entering the school grounds, who fails to leave upon request of the principal or designee, or who returns after leaving pursuant to such a request has committed an unlawful act and may be prosecuted according to law.

Registration Procedure

In order to register a visitor shall, upon request, furnish the principal or designee with the following information: (Penal Code 627.3)

1. His/her name, address, and occupation

2. His/her age, if less than 21

3. His/her purpose for entering school grounds

4. Proof of identity

5. Other information consistent with the provisions of law

Principal's Registration Authority

The principal or designee may refuse to register any visitor if he/she reasonably concludes that the individual's presence or acts would disrupt the school, students, or employees; would result in damage to property; or would result in the distribution or use of a controlled substance. The principal or designee or school security officer may revoke any visitor's registration if he/she has a reasonable basis for concluding that the individual's presence on school grounds would interfere or is interfering with the peaceful conduct of school activities or would disrupt or is disrupting the school, students, or staff. (Penal Code 627.4)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)

When a visitor fails to register, or when the principal or designee denies or revokes a visitor's registration privileges, the principal or designee may request that the individual promptly leave school grounds. When a visitor is directed to leave, the principal or designee shall inform him/her that if he/she reenters the school within seven days he/she may be guilty of a misdemeanor subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. (Penal Code 627.7)

Appeal Procedure

Any person who is denied registration or whose registration is revoked may appeal to the Superintendent or principal by submitting, within five days after the person's departure from school, a written request for a hearing. This request must state why he/she believes the denial or revocation was improper and must provide an address to which the hearing notice may be sent. Upon receipt of the request for a hearing, the Superintendent or principal shall promptly mail a notice of the hearing to the person requesting it. A hearing before the Superintendent or principal shall be held within seven days after receipt of the request. (Penal Code 627.5)

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Regulation HAYWARD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 18, 1991 Hayward, California

revised: March 27, 2013