907. SCHOOL VISITORS - Pg. 2Page 2 of 3
All staff members shall be responsible for requiring a visitor to demonstrate that s/hehas a visitor's pass if it is not visible. If a visitor does not have a visitor’s badge, thestaff member must escort the person to the office or immediately call the office andrequest assistance.No visitor may confer with a student in school without the approval of the principal.Should an emergency require that a student be called to the school office to meet avisitor, the principal or designee shall be present during the meeting.Parents/Guardians who enter the building are only permitted to be in the area wherethey have a scheduled appointment. At the conclusion of the appointment, theparent/guardian must report to the school office to sign out in the visitor’s log.Failure to comply with these procedures shall result in more limited access to theschool as determined by the building principal, consistent with Board policies,school rules and federal and state law and regulations.Classroom VisitationsSC 510 Title 22Sec. 14.108Parents/Guardians may request to visit their child’s classroom, but the request mustbe made prior to the visit, in accordance with established administrative regulations,unless a building principal, at his/her sole discretion, determines an impromptu visitat that time is appropriate. The building principal or program supervisor must grant prior approval for the visit,and shall notify the classroom teacher prior to the visit. At his/her sole discretion, thebuilding principal, program supervisor or designee will remain present in theclassroom for the observation. The classroom observation will not exceed the agreedupon timeframe (up to the maximum of one (1) hour). In order to minimize disruption of the classroom schedule and the educationalprogram, parents/guardians shall be limited to one (1) observation per month, perchild in the school for classroom visitations. Parental participation in classroomactivities or programs such as room parents, back-to-school events, and chaperonesfor field trips shall not constitute a classroom visit for purposes of this policy. The building principal or program supervisor and classroom teacher have theauthority to ask a visitor to leave if the visitor disrupts the classroom routine,educational program or daily schedule, or if a visitor violates Board policy. Failureto leave when asked or repeated, documented disruptions may result in loss of classroom visitation privileges.