606.07 – Outside Resource People

The Board of Education recognizes that one of the resources of the school system is to be found in the people of the community who have special knowledge and particular talents to contribute to the school program. The Board, therefore, encourages the use of community resources and citizens to assist in enhancing the educational program. Expertise should be used when it directly correlates to the teaching and learning of the course or class. Schools have the ability to review materials offered by outside resources and consider whether those resources are appropriate to the level and fit within the curriculum. Materials should be free from solicitation or advertising. Use of outside personnel resources shall follow procedures approved by the Superintendent/designee.

It is a matter of courtesy, as well as a method of avoiding possible difficulty, that approval is obtained from the building principal/designee before outside resource people are contacted or scheduled into the school building. Outside resources are used on occasion and not on an ongoing basis. Outside resources will be subject to the school security checks and may also be subject to the background check requirements for volunteers.

Legal References: 17 U.S.C. § 101 et al. (2006); 281 I.A.C. 12.3(12).

Date of AdoptionJanuary 18, 2010

Reviewed & Revised: June 30, 1997; June 30, 1998; April 19, 2004; January 19, 2009; November 17, 2014; March 21, 2016;   June 17, 2019