Vallecito Un SD | BP 1250 Community Relations
Visitors / Outsiders
The Governing Board believes that it is important for parents/guardians and community members to take an active interest in the issues affecting district schools and students. Therefore, the Board encourages interested parents/guardians and community members to visit the schools and participate in the educational program.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
To ensure the safety of students and staff and minimize interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which facilitate visits during regular school days. Visits during school hours must be arranged with the principal or designee who will approve individual visitations by parents/guardians on a one-by-one basis. When a visit involves a conference with a teacher or the principal, an appointment should be scheduled during noninstructional time.
The Superintendent or designee may implement procedures for meeting and visitation requests at his/her discretion for parents/guardians requesting meetings. Procedures may include the following, as well as other measures not yet specified:
1. Parent to request a meeting with a site principal in writing (hard copy or email) with a list of topics to be discussed.
2. Superintendent may appoint another designee and/or district meeting site location to meet with the parent/guardian within 48 working hours of the meeting request.
3. Superintendent may at his/her discretion designate a time and place for parents/guardians to visit the school site and may set limitations on access to the school site.
4. Parents may not navigate the school campus at will and must check in at the school office. If the parent/guardian seeks to check the medical or wellness status of a student, the parent/guardian must check in at the school office and the student will be directed to the office to meet the parents. Such visits are meant as a wellness check only and should be concluded within 15 minutes of the students' appearance in the office in order to minimize disruption to instruction. The parent will then leave the school site until dismissal time.
5. For after school activities, parents are present only as part of an audience or spectator for an athletic team, or assigned specific event chaperoning activities by school administration.
6. Receive notice if their child is absent without permission.
7. Receive their child's results on standardized tests.
8. Request a particular school for their child (but a school district is not required to grant the parents' request).
9. Have a safe and supportive school environment for their child.
10. Examine the curriculum for their child's class.
11. Be informed of their child's progress in school.
12. Have access to their child's school records.
13. Receive information regarding academic expectations.
14. Be informed in advance of school rules and discipline procedures.
15. Receive information about psychological testing of their child and deny permission for such testing.
16. Participate in a parent advisory committee.
17. Question anything in the child's record that they believe is inaccurate.
18. Be notified if their child is at risk of retention.
(cf. 6116 - Classroom Interruptions)
Any person who is not a student or staff member shall register at the school office immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session. A notice shall be posted at each school entrance which sets forth the school hours, which may include one hour before classes begin, and one hour after classes end.
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
The principal or designee may provide a visible means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school premises.
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 encourages all individuals to assist in maintaining a safe and secure school environment by behaving in an orderly manner while on school grounds and by utilizing the district's complaint processes if they have concerns with any district program or employee. In accordance with Penal Code 626.7, the principal or designee may request that any individual who is causing a disruption, including exhibiting volatile, hostile, aggressive, or offensive behavior, immediately leave school grounds.
(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)
(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(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.
32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor
32212 Classroom interruptions
35160 Authority of governing boards
35292 Visits to schools (board members)
49091.10 Parental right to inspect instructional materials and observe school activities
51101 Parent Rights Act of 2002
51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device
1070 Refusal to disclose news source
230.8 Discharge or discrimination for taking time off to participate in child's educational activities
290 Sex offenders
626.81 Misdemeanor for registered sex offender to come onto school grounds
627-627.10 Access to school premises, especially:
627.2 Necessity of registration by outsider
627.7 Misdemeanors; punishment
Reeves v. Rocklin Unified School District, (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 652
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 509 (1996)
Policy VALLECITO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 14, 2012 Avery, California
revised: October 30, 2014
revised: October 16, 2019