The district welcomes visits to its schools. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student is considered a visitor for the purposes of this policy.
Since schools are a place of work and learning, certain limits must be set for such visits. These visits are governed by appropriate administrative regulations, to be developed by the Superintendent, that outline those limits. The building principal or his/her designee is responsible for all persons in the school building and on the school grounds.
Immediately upon entering the school building, all visitors shall report to the greeter’s station at the building’s main entrance, sign in, and receive a visitor’s badge. Unscheduled visitors who desire to visit a school building shall then report to the main office to request the permission of the appropriate school administrator. The administrator must consider the rights of all staff and students in considering whether or not to allow such visits, whether scheduled or unscheduled.
Student visitors from other schools are subject to the approval of the school administration, who will issue visitor passes. No student visitors from the immediate region will be approved if their school is in session. Written permission from parents must be presented at least 24 hours in advance. Visitations will not be approved for social reasons.
Education Law §§1708; 2801