GKC(LOCAL) - COMMUNITY RELATIONS: VISITORS

Prominent notices shall be posted at each campus requiring all visitors to first report to the campus main office. This shall apply to parents, volunteers, social service workers, invited speakers, maintenance and repair persons not employed by the District, vendors, representatives of the news media, former students, and any other visitors.

Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the principal's and teacher's approval, and such visits shall not be permitted if their duration or frequency interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal classroom environment.

[See BBE(LOCAL) for visits to District facilities by Board members]

General Rules for Visitors

The District promotes parent participation and involvement on campuses and encourages parents or guardians to visit their child's campus or classroom. In order to protect the security of District students and staff, the learning environment, and students' privacy rights, all visitors, including parents or guardians, shall be required to conform to the following.

All visitors shall:

First report to the main office, present a valid driver license or other acceptable identification, sign in and state the reason for the campus visit, and obtain a visitor's name badge.

Wear the visitor's name badge so that it is visible during the entire visit to the campus. School employees shall be responsible for assisting with the enforcement of this requirement.

When planning to visit a classroom, make arrangements in advance with the principal and the teacher. A parent or guardian may suggest a date and time for a classroom visit. Unless the visit is prohibited as provided below, the teacher or principal may either agree to the suggested date and time or offer an alternative date and time.

Classroom visits shall not be permitted if:

The visitor has been disruptive to the normal school or learning environment;

The duration or frequency of the visits interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school environment; or

The requested visit involves a third party, other than a school official, parent or guardian, observing a classroom occupied by students.

Obtain prior approval from the Superintendent or designee before being permitted to disseminate information to students or staff while on District property. Visitors shall not be permitted to solicit, proselytize, or recruit for fundraising activities, religious groups, youth groups, or political causes while on school property.

Wear appropriate attire when visiting District schools. Such attire shall generally conform to the dress code outlined in District policy and administrative regulation for students and staff. [See DH and FNCA]

Avoid inappropriate physical contact with students.

Consent to a criminal history background check if regular visits to schools or direct interaction with students is anticipated or requested.

Registered Sex Offender on a School Campus

The Superintendent and campus administrators shall develop and implement procedures regarding a campus visitor who is registered as a sex offender. These procedures shall address:

Parental rights;

Escort by District personnel;

Access to common areas of the campus;

Access to classrooms;

Drop off and release of students;

Eligibility to serve as volunteers; and

Any other relevant issues.

Marble Falls ISD

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UPDATE 109

DATE ISSUED: 11/13/2017