School sponsored or approved activities are an important part of the school program and offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities not offered during the regular school day. School sponsored or approved activities are provided for the enjoyment and opportunity for involvement they afford the students.
The board expects that students, employees, and visitors will treat each other with respect, engage in responsible behavior, exercise self-discipline and model fairness, equity, and respect. Individuals violating this policy will be subject to discipline. Students will be disciplined consistent with the student conduct policies and the law. Employees will be disciplined with employee discipline policies and laws. Others will be subject to discipline according to this policy.
Individuals are permitted to attend school sponsored or approved activities or visit school premises only as guests of the school district, and, accordingly as a condition of such permission, they must comply with the school district’s rules and policies. Individuals will not be allowed to interfere with or disrupt the enjoyment of the students participating, other spectators or with the performance of students, employees, and officials supervising the school sponsored or approved activity. Visitors, like the student participants, are expected to display mature, responsible behavior and sportsmanship. The failure of individuals to do so is not only disruptive but embarrassing to the students, the school district, and the entire community.
To protect the rights of students to participate in the education program or activities without fear of interference or disruption and to permit the school officials, employees, and activity sponsors and officials to perform their duties without interference or disruption, the following provisions are in effect:
- Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of individuals directed at students, school officials, employees, officials, and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities or at other individuals will not be tolerated.
- Verbal or physical conduct of individuals that interferes with the performance of students, school officials, employees, officials, and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities will not be tolerated.
- The use of vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression directed at students, school officials, employees, officials, and activity sponsors participating in a sponsored or approved activity or at other spectators will not be tolerated.
If an individual at a sponsored or approved activity becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression or in any way interrupts an activity, the individual may be removed from the event by the individual in charge of the event and may be excluded from school premises by the superintendent. Law enforcement may be contacted for assistance.
If an individual has been excluded from school premises by the superintendent, the individual will receive a written notice of exclusion. The notice will advise the individual of the school district’s right to exclude the individual from school district activities and events and the duration of the exclusion. If the individual disobeys the notice of exclusion, the individual will be asked to leave and will be advised that the individual’s failure to leave may result in law enforcement authorities being contacted to remove the individual and may result in prosecution. The school district may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion of the individual from future school sponsored or approved activities.
Approved: March 15, 1999
Revised/Reviewed: November 25, 2019