​Hamilton Classroom Visitations

In addition to our Administrative Policies and Board Policies, we have site guidelines for parents, guardians, and/or community members.  Our guidelines ensure the classroom visit does not interfere with the safety of our students or the continuity of instruction.  Thank you for helping us to create a safe, civil and productive environment.

  • Visitors shall make arrangements with teacher a minimum of 24 hours prior to visit
  • Visitors shall not be permitted to interrupt a staff member in the performance of duties, or confer with a teacher or student during instructional time
  • Please respect the learning by being quiet while in the classroom
  • Please refrain from using electronic devices (phones) during the visitation
  • The photographing, filming, recording or videotaping on the school premise is prohibited
  • Respect the confidentiality of students.  Refrain from discussing any information specific to children other than your own
  • All interactions with students, should be arranged or facilitated by classroom teacher

Administrative Regulation

Fresno USD |  1000 |  AR  1250  Community Relations

Visitors/Outsiders   

The Superintendent or designee shall post at every entrance to each school and school grounds a notice setting forth visitor registration requirements, hours during which registration is required, the registration location, the route to take to that location, and the penalties for violation of registration requirements. (Penal Code 627.6)

Registration Procedure

Visitors and outsiders shall register at the school site office. Visitors and outsiders shall be provided a visible means of identification while on school campus.

In order to register, outsiders shall, upon request, furnish the principal or designee with the following information: (Penal Code627.3)

  1. His/her name, address and occupation
  2. His/her age, if less than 21
  3. His/her purpose for entering school grounds
  4. Proof of identity
  5. Other information consistent with the provisions of law

Visitors referred to in this section include parents/guardians, elected public officials, or students from other campuses.

Outsiders referred to in this section are persons other than students, parents/guardians, district employees, elected public officials, or persons on school grounds at the request of the school. (Penal Code 627.1)

Denial of Registration

1. The principal or designee may refuse to register any outsider if he/she reasonably concludes that the outsider’s presence or acts would disrupt the school, students, or employees; would result in damage to property; or would result in the distribution or use of a controlled substance. The principal or designee or school security officer may revoke an outsider’s registration if he/she has a reasonable basis for concluding that the outsider’s presence on school grounds would interfere or is interfering with the peaceful conduct of school activities or would disrupt or is disrupting the school, students or staff.

2. The principal or designee may request that an outsider who has failed to register, or whose registration privileges have been denied or revoked, promptly leave school grounds. When an outsider is directed to leave, the principal or designee shall inform the outsider that if he/she reenters the school within seven days he/she will be guilty of a misdemeanor subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. (Penal Code 627.7)

Regulation FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: September 29, 1999 Fresno, California revised: March 9, 2005

Board Policy

Fresno USD |  1000 |  BP  1250  Community Relations

Visitors/Outsiders   

The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and interested members of the community to visit the schools and view the educational program.

To ensure minimum interruption of the instructional program, the Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures which facilitate visits during regular school days. Visits during school hours should be first arranged with the teacher and principal or designee. If a conference is desired, an appointment should be set with the teacher during noninstructional time.

To ensure the safety of students and staff and avoid potential disruptions, all visitors shall register immediately upon entering any school building or grounds when school is in session.

For purposes of school safety and security, the principal or designee may design a visible means of identification for visitors while on school premises.

No electronic listening or recording device may be used by students or visitors in a classroom without the teacher and principal’s permission. (Education Code 51512)

(cf. 1112 – Media Relations)

(cf. 3515.2 – Disruptions) Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

  • 32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
  • 32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor
  • 32212 Classroom interruptions
  • 35160 Authority of governing boards
  • 35292 Visits to schools (board members)
  • 51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device

EVIDENCE CODE

  • 1070 Refusal to disclose news source

LABOR CODE

  • 230.8 Discharge or discrimination for taking time off

PENAL CODE

  • 626-626.10 Schools
  • 627-627.10 Access to school premises, especially:
  • 627.1 Definitions
  • 627.2 Necessity of registration by outsider
  • 627.7 Misdemeanors; punishment

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

  • 95 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 509 (1996)

Policy FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 26, 1991 Fresno, California revised: October 27, 1999 reviewed: March 9, 2005

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