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Visitors/Outsiders   

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Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of students, staff, and to minimize interruption of the instructional program.

Position

The Board of Education encourages interested parents/guardian and community members to visit the schools and participate in the educational program.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which 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 noninstructional time.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6116 - Classroom Interruptions)

All visitors and outsiders, as defined in law and administrative regulation, shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session. (Penal Code 627.2)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

The principal or designee shall provide a visible consistent means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school or other District premises. This means of identification system shall include visitor sign-in/sign-out and visitor vetting.

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

The Board of Education encourages all individuals while on District property or participating in District or school-related activities to assist in maintaining a safe and secure school environment by behaving in an orderly manner, modeling civility and to treating students, parents, community members and District employees with dignity and respect. In the interest of presenting positive role models to students, the District encourages positive communication, discourages behavior that may appear rude, uncaring, unduly harsh, or insensitive, and will not tolerate volatile, hostile or aggressive actions. The District seeks public and employee cooperation with this endeavor. The District encourages use of its complaint processes to address any concerns with District programs or employees.

In accordance with pertinent law, the chief administrative officer of a District facility, including principals or their designees at any school site, may direct any individual who is causing a disruption, or who is committing any act likely to interfere with the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus or facility, to leave immediately leave school grounds and not return for a period authorized by law.

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

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.

The principal shall indicate on the written permission the date(s) and times for which permission has been granted.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting

32211 Threatened disruption of interference with classes; misdemeanor

32212 Classroom interruptions

35160 Authority of Governing Boards

35292 Visits to school (board members)

51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device

49091.10 Parental right to inspect instructional materials and observe school activities

51101 Payment 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.4 1h 652

Attorney General Opinions

95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen509(1996)

Policy RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 15, 1996 Riverside, California

revised: November 4, 1996

revised: April 21, 1997

revised: June 5, 2017

revised: February 20, 2018

revised: June 26, 2018