903.40 Public Conduct on School Premises

The Board expects students, parents/guardians, family members, employees and visitors totreat each other with respect, engage in responsible behavior, exercise self-discipline and model fairness, equity and respect. Individuals violating this policy will be subject to discipline. Students will be disciplined consistent with the student conduct policies. Employees will be disciplined consistent with employee discipline policies and laws. Others will be subject to discipline according to this policy.

Individuals are permitted to attend District activities or visit District premises only as guests of the District , and, as a condition, they must comply with the District's rules and policies. Individuals will not be allowed to interfere with or disrupt the education program or activity. Visitors, like participants, are expected to display mature, responsible behavior. The failure of individuals to do so is not only disruptive but embarrassing to the students, District and entire community.

To protect the rights of students to participate in the education program or activities without fear of interference or disruption and to permit the District officials, employees and activity sponsors and officials to perform their duties without interference or disruption, the following provisions are in effect:

  • Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of individuals directed at students, District officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities or at other individuals will not be tolerated.
  • Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of individuals that interferes with the performance of students, District officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities will not be tolerated.
  • The use of vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression directed at students, District officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities participating in a sponsored or approved activity or at other individuals will not be tolerated.

If an individual is physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression, or in any way interrupts an activity, the individual may be removed from the event. Law enforcement/security may be contacted for assistance.

Individuals removed from District premises or activities have the ability to follow the Board’s chain of command and complaint policies should they choose to do so. The exclusion is in effect should the individual choose to appeal the decision of the Superintendent/designee. The term “individual” as used in the policy also includes students and employees.

If an individual has been notified of exclusion and thereafter tries to enter a District building or attends a District activity, the individual will be advised that his/her attendance will result in prosecution. The District may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from the District building or from future District activities.

 
Legal Reference:

Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .66; 716.7 (2007).

Cross Reference:
Series 500 Student Personnel



Adopted:
April 21, 2008

Reviewed:
January 20, 2014

March 25, 2019

Revised:
January 20, 2014