1005.05 – Visitors to Building and Sites

The Board welcomes the interest of parents and other members of the school district community and invites them to visit the school buildings and sites.  Visitors, which include persons other than employees or students, must notify the principal upon arrival of their presence in the facility.

The Colfax-Mingo District Elementary and Jr/Sr High School building doors are locked and secured during the school day.  All persons need to be cleared through the security system before entering either building. After allowed entry to the building, all visitors are required to stop at the building offices.  All visitors are required to sign in upon arrival and sign out when exiting the building.  At sign-in, visitors will be given a visitor’s identification tag that is clearly visible that they are visitors of the building.  When signing out and exiting the building, all identification tags are to be returned to the offices.

Persons who wish to visit a classroom while school is in session are asked to notify the principal and obtain approval from the principal prior to the visit so appropriate arrangements can be made and so class disruption can be minimized.  Teachers and other employees will not take time from their duties to discuss matters with visitors.

Visitors will conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of others while attending school events.  Visitors failing to conduct themselves accordingly may be asked to leave the premises.  Children who wish to visit school must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

It is the responsibility of employees to report inappropriate conduct.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent and principals to take the action necessary to cease the inappropriate conduct.  If the superintendent or principals are not available, a school district employee will act to cease the inappropriate conduct.

Date of Adoption: February 1, 2010

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 716.7 (2009).

Revised & Reviewed: May 16, 2016