School Property - KSD Policy 4301

Policy 4301 - Visitors To and Conduct on School Property

The District encourages visits by Board members, parents and citizens to all District buildings. For purposes of this policy, “school property” means school buildings, District buildings not being used as a school, vehicles used for school purposes, any location being utilized during a school athletic event or other school-sponsored event, properties posted with a notice that they are used by a school and school grounds. Visitors are welcome on school property provided their presence will not be disruptive. During the regular school day all visitors must initially report to the building principal’s office. The visitor will be issued a visitor's name tag at the school office before the visitor may visit a classroom if the visit is during the regular school day. Any person wishing to confer with a staff member must contact that staff member by telephone, via e-mail, or through the school office to make an appointment. Conferences with teachers are held outside school hours or during the teacher’s conference/preparation period.

The District expects mutual respect, civility and orderly conduct among all individuals on school property or at a school event.  In addition to prohibitions stated in other District policies, no person shall on school property:

  1. Injure, threaten, harass or intimidate a staff member, student, a school board member, sports official or coach, or any person;
  2. Damage or threaten to damage another’s property or that of the District;
  3. Violate any provision of the criminal law of the state of Idaho or laws of the City of Kimberly or Twin Falls County ordinances;
  4. Smoke or otherwise use tobacco products;
  5. Consume, possess, or distribute alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or possess dangerous devices or weapons at any time;
  6. Impede, delay, or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of the District’s educational program or any other activity occurring on school property;
  7. Enter any portion of the school premises at any time for purposes other than those which are lawful and authorized by the Board;
  8. Engage in any risky behavior;
  9. Willfully violate other District rules and regulations, or an authorized District employee’s directive. As circumstances warrant, appropriate action will be taken by the District’s administrators and/or law enforcement.

Legal Reference:
Pro-Children Act of 1994, 20 U.S.C. § 6081
I.C. § 33-205 Denial of school attendance
I.C. § 33-512 Maintenance of schools

Cross Reference:
Policy 4313 Disruption of School Operations

Adopted on: 08/21/2003
Revised on: 1/17/2013