Public Conduct on School Premises
District sponsored or approved activities are an important part of the school program and offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Spectators are permitted to attend school sponsored or approved activities only as guests of the District, and accordingly as a condition of such attendance, they must comply with the District's policies, rules and directives. Spectators will not be allowed to interfere with the activity or with the enjoyment of the students, other spectators, or with the performance of employees and officials supervising the activity. Spectators are expected to display mature behavior and sportsmanship. The failure of spectators to do so is not only disruptive, but embarrassing to the participants, the District and the entire community.
1. Abusive verbal or physical conduct of spectators directed at participants, officials or sponsors of the activities or other spectators will not be tolerated.
2. Verbal or physical conduct of spectators that interferes with the performance of participants, officials or sponsors of activities will not be tolerated.
3. The use of vulgar, obscene, or demeaning expressions directed at participants, officials or sponsors of an activity or at other spectators will not be tolerated.
If a spectator at an activity becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene or demeaning expressions, or in any way interferes with the activity, the spectator may be removed from the event by individuals in charge of the activity, and the Superintendent may recommend the exclusion of the spectator from future sponsored or approved activities in the District.
Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board may cause a notice of exclusion from District sponsored or approved activities to be sent to the spectator involved. The notice shall advise the spectator of the District's right to exclude the individual from District activities and events, the duration of the exclusion, and that the spectator may be prosecuted if he or she attends an activity during the period of exclusion. If the spectator disobeys the school official or District's order, law enforcement authorities may be contacted and asked to remove the spectator. The District may also obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from future school sponsored or approved activities.
See Board Policy 1013 - Public Conduct on School Premises.