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The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and interested members of the community to visit the schools and view the educational program and services offered in SCSD, thus providing an important link between the schools and the community in order to achieve the desired public education for all students.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures that facilitate visits during regular school days. These procedures are designed to facilitate communication between home-community-school and to enhance parental understanding of children's educational programs. At the same time, it is important to be sensitive to the unique characteristics present in each classroom and how particular students may be affected by the presence of visitors.

To achieve all the objectives named above, visits to a classroom initiated by a student's parent/guardian shall be arranged in advance and in consultation with the student's teachers and/or the principal or his or her designee. Classroom visits or conferences will be scheduled within a reasonable time of the parent's or guardian's request (Education Code 51101(a). If a conference is desired, an appointment shall be set with the teacher during non-instructional time.

All visitors on school grounds are required to sign in at the office of school and follow all other procedures established by that school or the district regarding visits. The Board encourages all individuals to assist in maintaining a safe and secure school environment while on school grounds that they use the district's complaint processes, if they have concerns with any district program or employee.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting

32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor

32212 Classroom interruptions

35160 Authority of governing boards

35292 Visits to schools (board members)

49091.10 Parental right to inspect instructional materials and observe school activities

51101 Parent Rights Act of 2002

51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device

EVIDENCE CODE

1070 Refusal to disclose news source

LABOR CODE

230.8 Discharge or discrimination for taking time off to participate in child's educational activities

PENAL CODE

290 Sex offenders

626-626.10 Schools

626.81 Misdemeanor for registered sex offender to come onto school grounds

627-627.10 Access to school premises, especially:

627.1 Definitions

627.2 Necessity of registration by outsider

627.7 Misdemeanors; punishment

COURT DECISIONS

Reeves v. Rocklin Unified School District, (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 652

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 509 (1996)

Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: December 12, 2013 San Carlos, California