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Petaluma City Schools |  AR  1250  Community Relations

Visitors/Outsiders   

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

Registration Procedure

In order to register, visitors shall, upon request, furnish the principal or designee with the following information:

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

Denial of Registration

The following provisions of law shall apply to visitors. Visitors do not include students, parents/guardians, district employees, elected public officials, or other persons listed in Penal Code 627.1.

1. The principal or designee may refuse to register any outsider if he/she reasonably concludes that the outsider'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 an outsider's registration if he/she has a reasonable basis for concluding that the outsider'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)

2. The principal or designee may request that an outsider who has failed to register, or whose registration privileges have been denied or revoked, promptly leave school grounds. When an outsider is directed to leave, the principal or designee shall inform the outsider that if he/she reenters the school within seven days he/she will 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)

Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California