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Burbank USD |  AR  1250  Community Relations

Visitors/Outsiders   

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The Superintendent or designee shall post at every entrance to each school and school grounds a notice describing registration requirements, school hours or hours during which registration is required, the registration location, the route to take to that location, and the penalties for violation of registration requirements. (Education Code 32211; Penal Code 627.6)

Unless otherwise directed by the principal or designee, a staff member shall accompany visitors/outsiders while they are on school grounds.

Visitor Registration

Every person is required to register upon entering school premises during school hours: (Penal Code 627.1, 627.2; Evidence Code 1070)

1. A parent/guardian of a student of the school. If the purpose of the parent/guardian visit is to observ classroom instruction, then the following procedures apply:

a. A written request from a parent/guardian to visit his/her child's classroom must be submitted in advance of the proposed visit. The written request must state the purpose of the proposed visit. A parent/guardian may visit only his/her/child's class. (Education Code 49091.1(b))

b. The school will schedule a visit within five working days of the receipt of the parent/guardian written request.

c. The date and time of the parent/guardian's visit must be approved by the teacher and site administrator.

d. The parent/guardian classroom visit shall be for observation only, with no interaction between parent/guardian and teacher or students. No electronic listening or recording device may be used without the teacher's and site administrator's permission. (Education Code 51512)

e. Each parent/guardian visit shall not exceed 45 minutes, and no more than two visits per teacher per semester will be approved.

f. Generally, parent/guardian visits will not be scheduled during the first week of school, the last day before vacation (winter break, spring break, etc.), the first day after vacation, or during testing periods.

2. A Board of Education member or district employee

3. A public employee whose employment requires being on school grounds, or any person who is on school grounds at the school's request

4. A representative of a school employee organization who is engaged in activities related to the representation of school employees

5. An elected public official

6. A publisher, editor, reporter or other person connected with or employed by a newspaper, magazine, other periodical, radio station or television station

Registration Procedure

The principal or designee may require as part of the registration process the following information: (Penal Code 627.3)

1. His/her name, address and occupation

2. His/her age, if less than 21

3. His/her purpose for entering school grounds

4. Proof of identity

5. Other information consistent with the provisions of law

Principal's Registration Authority

The following provisions of law shall apply to outsiders. Visitors do not include students, parents/guardians, district employees, elected public officials, or other persons listed in Penal Code 627.1.

1. The principal or designee may refuse to register any visitor if he/she reasonably concludes that the visitor's presence or acts would disrupt the school, students, or employees; would result in damage to property; or would result in the distribution or use of a controlled substance. The principal or designee may revoke an outsider's registration if he/she has a reasonable basis for concluding that the outsider's presence on school grounds would interfere or is interfering with the peaceful conduct of school activities or would disrupt or is disrupting the school, students or staff. (Penal Code 627.4)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

2. The principal or designee may request that a visitor who has failed to register, or whose registration privileges have been denied or revoked, promptly leave school grounds. When an outsider is directed to leave, the principal or designee shall inform the outsider that if he/she reenters the school within seven days he/she may be subject to arrest and may be charged with a misdemeanor, subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. (Penal Code 627.7)

Appeal Procedure

Any person who is denied registration or whose registration is revoked may appeal to the Superintendent or designee by submitting, within five days after the person's departure from school, a written request for a hearing. This request must state why he/she believes the denial or revocation was improper and must provide an address to which the hearing notice may be sent. Upon receipt of the request for a hearing, the Superintendent or principal shall promptly mail a notice of the hearing to the person requesting it. A hearing before the Superintendent or designee shall be held within seven days after receipt of the request. (Penal Code 627.5)

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Regulation BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: May 19, 2011 Burbank, California

revised: December 18, 2014