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BP 1250

Community Relations

Visitors/Outsiders

The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) believes that it is important for parents/guardians and community members to take an active interest in the issues affecting county schools and students.  Therefore, the County Board encourages interested parents/guardians and community members to visit the schools and participate in the educational program.

To ensure the safety of students and staff and minimize interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which facilitate visits during regular school days.  Visits during school hours should be arranged with the principal or designee.  When a visit involves a conference with a teacher or the principal, an appointment should be scheduled during noninstructional time.

Any person who is not a student or staff member shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.

The principal or designee may provide a visible means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school premises.

No electronic listening or recording device may be used by any person in a classroom without the teacher’s and principal’s permission.  (Education Code 51512)

The County Board encourages all individuals to assist in maintaining a safe and secure school environment by behaving in an orderly manner while on school grounds and by utilizing the county’s complaint processes if they have concerns with any county program or employee.  In accordance with Penal Code 626.7, the principal or designee may request that any individual who is causing a disruption, including exhibiting volatile, hostile, aggressive, or offensive behavior, immediately leave school grounds.

 

Presence of Sex Offender on Campus

Any person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code 290, including a parent/guardian of a district student, shall request written permission from the principal before entering the school campus or grounds.  As necessary, the principal shall consult with local law enforcement authorities before allowing the presence of any such person at school or other school activity. The principal also shall report to the Superintendent or designee anytime he/she gives such written permission.

The principal shall indicate on the written permission the date(s) and times for which permission has been granted. (Penal Code 626.81)

 

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 Adopted: 04-13-17