Code No.: 905.2
PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES
Policy: The board expects that students, employees and visitors will treat each other with respect, engage in
responsible behavior, exercise self-discipline and model fairness, equity and respect. Individuals violating this
policy will be subject to discipline. Students will be disciplined consistent with the student conduct policies.
Employees will be disciplined consistent with employee discipline policies and laws. Others will be subject to
consequences according to this policy.
Individuals are permitted to attend school sponsored or approved activities or visit school premises only as
guests of the school district, and, as a condition, they must comply with the school district’s rules and policies.
Individuals will not be allowed to interfere with or disrupt the education program or activity. Visitors, like the
participants, are expected to display mature, responsible behavior. The failure of individuals to do so is not only
disruptive but embarrassing to the students, the school district and the entire community.
To protect the rights of students to participate in the education program or activities without fear of interference
or disruption and to permit the school officials, employees and activity sponsors and officials to perform their
duties without interference or disruption, the following provisions are in effect:
Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of individuals directed at students, school officials, employees,
officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities or at other individuals will not be
Verbal or physical conduct of individuals that interferes with the performance of students, school
officials, employees, officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities will not be
The use of vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression directed at students, school officials, employees,
officials and activity sponsors of sponsored or approved activities participating in a sponsored or
approved activity or at other individuals will not be tolerated.
If an individual becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression, or in
any way interrupts an activity, the individual may be removed from the event by the individual in charge of the
event. Law enforcement may be contacted for assistance.
Individuals removed from school premises have the ability to follow the board’s chain of command and
complaint policies should they choose to do so. The exclusion is in effect should the individual choose to appeal
the decision of the superintendent. The term “individual” as used in the policy also includes students and
If an individual has been notified of exclusion and thereafter tries to enter a school building or attends a
sponsored or approved activity, the individual will be advised that his/her attendance will result in prosecution.
The school district may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from the school building or from future
school sponsored or approved activities.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .66; 716.7 (2013).
Code No.: 905.2