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    Community Relations
     
    Visitors To and Conduct On School Property
     
    For purposes of this policy, “school property” means school buildings, DAOES buildings not being used as a school, parking areas, vehicles used for school purposes, any location during a school-sponsored event, and school grounds.
     
    Visitors are welcome on school property, provided their presence will not be disruptive.  All visitors must initially report to the visitor’s desk in the West Diamond or Building Principal’s Office.  Any person wishing to confer with a staff member must contact that staff member by telephone to make an appointment.  Conferences with teachers are held outside school hours or during the teacher’s conference/preparation period.
     
    DAOES expects mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among all individuals on school property or at a school event.  No person on school property or at a school event shall perform any of the following acts:
    1. Injure, threaten, harass, or intimidate a staff member, a Board of Directors member, or any other person.
    2. Damage or threaten to damage another’s property.
    3. Unless specifically permitted by State law, possess a weapon, any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon, looks like a weapon, or any dangerous device.
    4. Damage or deface DAOES property.
    5. Violate any Illinois law, or town or county ordinance.
    6. Smoke or otherwise use tobacco products;
    7. Distribute, consume, use, possess, or be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or illegal drug; be present when the person’s alcohol or illegal drug consumption is detectible, regardless of when and/ or where the use occurred.
    8. Use or possess medical cannabis.
    9. Impede, delay, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with any school activity or function (including using cellular phones in a disruptive manner).
    10. Enter upon any portion of school premises at any time for purposes other than those that are lawful and authorized by the Board of Directors.
    11. Operate a motor vehicle:  (a) in a risky manner, (b) in excess of 20 miles per hour, or (c) in violation of an authorized DAOES employee’s directive.
    12. Engage in any risky behavior, including roller-blading, roller-skating, or skateboarding.
    13. Violate other DAOES policies or regulations, or an authorized DAOES employee’s directive.
    Convicted Child Sex Offender
    State law prohibits a child sex offender from being present on school property or loitering within 500 feet of school property when persons under the age of 18 are present, unless the offender meets either of the following two exceptions:
    1. The offender is a parent/guardian of a student attending the school and has notified the Building Principal of his or her presence at the school for the purpose of: (i) attending a conference with school personnel to discuss the progress of his or her child academically or socially, (ii) participating in child review conferences in which evaluation and placement decisions may be made with respect to his or her child regarding special education services, or (iii) attending conferences to discuss other student issues concerning his or her child such as retention and promotion; or
    2. The offender received permission to be present from the Board, Director, or Director’s designee. If permission is granted, the Director or Board President shall provide the details of the offender’s upcoming visit to the Building Principal.
    Enforcement
    Any staff member may request identification from any person on school grounds or in any school building; refusal to provide such information is a criminal act.  The Building Principal or designee shall seek the immediate removal of any person who refuses to provide requested identification.
     
    As circumstances warrant, the Director or designee shall take appropriate action to enforce this policy including requesting the person to immediately leave school property, contacting law enforcement, and seeking to deny future admission to DAOES events or meetings.
     
    Public Visits: Tours, Limitations (Technology Center of DuPage)
    Requests for tours of and/or visits to the Technology Center of DuPage are appreciated and will be accommodated when possible and consistent with the Center’s primary obligation to serve the educational needs of enrolled students. A regulation shall be developed specifying guidelines to accommodate such visits.
     
    LEGAL REF.:
    Nuding v. Cerro Gordo Community Unit School Dist., 730 N.E.2d 96 (Ill.App.4, 2000).
    Pro-Children Act of 1994, 20 U.S.C. §7181 et seq.
    105 ILCS 5/10-20.5b, 5/24-24, and 5/24-25.
    410 ILCS 130/, Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.
    430 ILCS 66/, Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
    720 ILCS 5/11-9.3.
    CROSS REF.:
    5:50 (Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace; Tobacco Prohibition), 6:250 (Community Resource Persons and Volunteers), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 8:20 (Community Use of Facilities – DAVEA Center)
    ADOPTED:
    January 21, 2016