The board expects that students, employees, and visitors will treat 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 school-sponsored or approved activities or visit school premises only as guests of the school 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 the participants, are expected to display mature responsible behavior. Failure of individuals to do so is not only disruptive but embarrassing to the students, the school district, and the 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 school 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, school officials, employees, officials, and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities or at other individuals will not be tolerated.
- Verbal or physical conduct of individuals that interferes with the performance of students, school officials, employees, officials, and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities will not be tolerated.
- The use of vulgar, obscene, or demeaning expressions directed at students, school 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 becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene, demeaning expressions, or in any way interrupts an activity the individual may be removed from the premises by the official in charge if the disruptive individual does not leave on request. Law enforcement may be contacted for assistance. The superintendent [or designee] may recommend the exclusion of the individual at future sponsored or approved activities or from school facilities.
If an individual has been notified of exclusion and thereafter tries to enter a school building or facility or attends a sponsored or approved activity, the individual will be advised that their attendance will result in prosecution. The school district may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from the school building or facility or from future school-sponsored or approved activities. For the purpose of this policy, facility includes all buildings, grounds, and outdoor facilities which are considered district property or on which district business is conducted.
Reviewed: 3/13; 4/14; 6/15; 7/19
Related Policy (Code #): 502.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8, .66; 716.7 (2013)