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Visitors/Outsiders   

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The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools or designee shall post at every entrance to each school/program site a notice setting forth visitor registration requirements, hours during which registration is required, the registration location, the route to take to that location, and the penalties for violation of registration requirements. (Penal Code 627.6)

Unless otherwise directed by the principal/program administrator or designee, a staff member shall accompany visitors while they are at the school/program site.

Outsider Registration

Any person other than the following is considered an outsider and required to register upon entering school/program site premises during school hours: (Penal Code 627.1, 627.2; Evidence Code 1070)

1. A student of the school/program site, unless currently under suspension

2. A parent/guardian of a student of the school/program site

3. A County Board of Education member or County Office employee

4. A public employee whose employment requires being on school/program site grounds, or any person who is on school/program site grounds at the County Office request

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

6. An elected public official

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

Registration Procedure

In order to register, visitors shall, upon request, furnish the principal/program administrator or designee with the following information: (Penal Code 627.3)

1. His/her name, address and occupation

2. His/her purpose for entering school/program site grounds

3. Other information consistent with the provisions of law

Denial of Registration

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

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

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

2. The principal/program administrator or designee may request that an outsider who has failed to register, or whose registration privileges have been denied or revoked, promptly leave school/program site grounds. When an outsider is directed to leave, the principal/program administrator or designee shall inform the outsider that if he/she reenters the school/program site within seven days he/she will be guilty of 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 principal/program administrator by submitting, within five days after the person's departure from school/program site, 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/program administrator shall promptly mail a notice of the hearing to the person requesting it. A hearing before the Superintendent or principal/program administrator shall be held within seven days after receipt of the request. (Penal Code 627.5)

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

Regulation TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

approved: May 30, 2008 Sonora, California