Code of Conduct

Section XIV: Visitors to the schools

The Board of Education recognizes that the success of the school program depends, in part, on support by the larger community. The board wishes to foster a positive climate where members of the community have the opportunity to observe the hard work and accomplishments of the students, teachers and other staff.

Since schools are a place of work and learning, however, certain limits must be set for such visits. The building principal or the principal’s designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds.

For these reasons, the following rules apply to visitors to the schools:

  1. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor.
  2. All visitors to the school must report to the office of the principal (or other designated area) upon arrival at the school, provide valid identification, and sign the visitor’s registry. They will be issued a visitor’s identification badge, which must be worn at all times while in the school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the identification badge to the principal’s office before leaving the building and sign out of the visitor’s registry.
  3. Visitors attending school functions that are open to the public after the end of the school day, such as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register.
  4. Visitors who wish to observe a classroom while school is in session are required to arrange such visits in advance with the principal and classroom teacher(s), so that class disruption is kept to a minimum.
  5. Teachers are not expected to take class time to discuss individual matters with visitors.
  6. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or the principal’s designee. Unauthorized persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.
  7. All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained in this Code of Conduct.