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1004.30 Visitors to School District Buildings & Sites

The board welcomes the interest of parents and other members of the school district community and invites them to visit the buildings and sites while at the same time ensuring an appropriate level of safety and security in our buildings. .

Visitors are persons other than employees, students, student teachers, and/or volunteers (as defined by board policy) who are present on district property for a school-affiliated reason.

All visitors must follow all designated safety and security protocols upon their arrival on district property. The district will not discriminate against visitors on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or socioeconomic status.

Persons who wish to visit a classroom and/or a school-sponsored activity/event that is not otherwise open to the public at large as district-designated public event must notify and obtain approval from the principal prior to the visit so appropriate arrangements can be made and so disruption can be minimized. While staff members are permitted to engage in cordial, professional interactions with visitors, employees shall not take significant time from their duties to discuss matters with visitors unless necessary due to extraordinary circumstances.

All visitors shall conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of others while visiting district property. Visitors failing to conduct themselves accordingly may be asked to leave the premises. Children who wish to visit school must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

It is the responsibility of employees to report inappropriate visitor conduct. It is the responsibility of the superintendent/designee and principals to take the action necessary to cease the inappropriate conduct. If the superintendent or principals are not available, a school district employee will act to cease the inappropriate conduct.

The district has the discretion to temporarily alter and/or suspend the admittance of visitors to district facilities without notice, provided that such action is not undertaken for an unlawful purpose.

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Legal Reference:
Iowa Code ยงยง 279.8; 716.7

Cross Reference:
606.70 Community Resources
1000.00 Principles and Objectives for Community Relations
1004.33 Volunteers

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