Manatee Roll Newsletter
Activities & Resources
ALL students must be checked out
through the main office. Students leaving early for appointments
or to go home a different way than usual must have a written note from their parent. Students are not
allowed to leave the building without prior written permission.
POLICY: The School
Board welcomes visits by parents in the school, especially if
prearranged and for the purpose of conferences with teachers.
Any visitor, which for the purpose of this policy shall mean a
parent, volunteer, salesman or other person who is not an
employee of the School Board, who enters the premises of a
school shall report to the principalís office to explain the
purpose of the visit and to get permission for the visit.
Any visitor to the schools shall be made to feel welcome, shall
be allowed to express concerns or questions to the appropriate
person and shall be treated with dignity and respect.
The following procedures shall be followed:
All visitors shall check-in at the schoolís office and obtain
permission for the visitation and a visitorís pass.
(2) Studentsí parent(s) or legal guardian
shall request a conference during non-student contact time to
avoid interrupting the daily program.
(a) All visitors who wish to enter a classroom during an
instructional period must have approval in advance by the
principal or designee.
(b) Teachers shall avoid discussing individual
students with parents during class session and parents shall not
engage teachers during periods of student supervision.
Visitation by a non-enrolled student unaccompanied by his/her
parent(s) or legal guardian is prohibited unless prior approval
has been granted by the principal.
(4) Loitering in and around the school
premises is prohibited.
(5) Only persons
with legal authority to do so (such as School Board Security,
law enforcement or Department of Children & Family personnel)
shall be allowed to interrogate or question a student on School
Board property without the consent of the studentís parent(s) or
(Board policies while on School Board property and shall conduct
themselves in a manner that is not disruptive, threatening or
(a) Any visitor who is disruptive, threatening
or abusive shall first be asked to relocate to a location in the
facility where no students are present and where the matter can
be discussed and resolved in a professional manner.
(b) Should the visitor refuse to relocate or continue to act
in an inappropriate manner, the visitor will be asked to leave
the facility. If the person refuses to leave, school
personnel should notify appropriate law enforcement personnel.
Should the person subsequently return to School Board property
and again act in a manner that is disruptive, threatening or
abusive or if the initial incident is so extreme that the
principal is concerned about the person returning to the
facility, the visitor shall be informed in writing that he or
she may attend an appropriate educational workshop regarding
communication and conflict resolution in lieu of being
prohibited from returning to School Board property.
(c) Any visitor who believes that he or she has wrongfully
been asked to participate in the educational workshop or who has
been notified that he or she may not return to the property,
must first leave the property as requested, but may subsequently
appeal the decision to the appropriate Regional Superintendent.
(d) With the approval of the Regional
Superintendent, if the person refuses to attend and complete the
workshop or subsequently acts in an inappropriate manner, the
person may be notified in writing that he or she may not return
to School Board property except under expressed conditions.
(e) Notwithstanding the above, school
personnel shall always have the authority to notify appropriate
law enforcement personnel should any visitor to School
Board property violate criminal statutes.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Section 230.22(2),
Florida Statutes LAWS IMPLEMENTED: Sections
230.22(5), 231.07, 231.085, 810.097, 877.13 Florida Statues
ADOPTED: January 15, 2002