1000 SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS

1000 Statement of Guiding Principles for Community Relations

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Statement of Guiding Principles for Community Relations Code No. 1000
 
It shall be the policy of the Board of Directors to keep the community informed of the objectives, achievements, needs, and conditions of the school system.  The superintendent of schools shall be responsible for initiating and administering a continuous program of communication within the community.  The superintendent shall make use of appropriate school personnel and all available media in discharging this responsibility.
 
Community support for the program can best be established through a public that understands and is active in school affairs.  Therefore, it is the expressed policy of the Board of Directors to cooperate actively with community agencies and organizations that are concerned with the welfare of young people.  All efforts of this school system should be directed toward maintaining open communications among the schools, the public, and public agencies.
 
The Board of Directors, Forest City Community School , believes it is essential to the development of excellence in the education of children that the maximum possible knowledge about the goals, achievements, activities, and operations of the school district be conveyed to the citizens, staff, and students.  The Board, therefore, reaffirms its intent to keep citizens, staff, and students regularly and thoroughly informed through all channels of communication on the policies, programs, problems, and planning of the school district.
 
The Board further believes that the citizens of this school district, as well as school staff and students, should be consulted and involved in the problem-solving and decision-making processes at as early a stage as possible.  This involvement should be solicited actively and honestly through a wide variety of means.
 
 
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
                                
Review: 7-17-89  3-14-94   9-20-99    3-14-11  9-12-16                                                              
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:
        
Legal References: 

1001

1001.1 Board-Community Relations

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Board - Community Relations                           Code No. 1001.1
 
The board recognizes the need of a communications program to provide effective two-way communications between the school district and the community.  The school district's communications program shall strive to meet the following goals:
 
  1. To keep the citizens and school district personnel informed through a regular flow of information about the school district and its programs;
  2. To encourage and organize the interchange of ideas between the school district and the community by developing and implementing techniques for community involvement in the school district and for school district involvement in the community; and
  3. To assess public knowledge, attitudes and concerns on a regular basis.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to establish and maintain an on-going communications program with school district personnel and the community. The superintendent shall make a recommendation to the board annually for changes in the communications program.
 
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                               
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99   3-14-11  9-12-16
   
Revision:  
                                                                                                
Cross References: 102  1002.1
 
Legal References:     279.8;  280.12 (1987);  670;  AC 4.3(3)

1001.2 Other Interdistrict Relations

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Other Interdistrict Relations                         Code No. 1001.2
 
The board shall work with the other local government units, colleges and universities, technical schools, business and industry, private schools, educational associations, local community organizations and associations to provide additional education opportunities for the students in the school district.  As part of this cooperative relationship, the board shall include these entities in the school district communications program.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to bring opportunities for cooperation to the attention of the board.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                     
Review:  7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99   3-14-11     9-12-16                                                              
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References: 
 
Legal Reference:  279.7

1001.3 News Media Relations

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
News Media Relations                                 Code No. 1001.3
 
The board recognizes the value of and supports open, fair and honest communications with the news media.  The board will maintain a cooperative relationship with the news media in the school district community.  As part of this cooperative relationship, the board and the media will develop a means for sharing information while respecting each party's limitations.
 
Members of the news media are encouraged and welcome to attend open board meetings.  The superintendent shall be the spokesperson for the board and the school district.
 
Members of the news media seeking information about the school district shall direct their inquiries to the superintendent.  The superintendent shall accurately and objectively provide the appropriate information and the position of the board in response to inquires from the news media about the school district.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the board president and superintendent to respond to inquiries from the news media about the school district.
 
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                               
Review: 7-17-89  3-14-94   9-20-99   3-14-11  9-12-16
                                                    
Revision:    
                                                                                              
Cross References: 1001.1
 
Legal References: 21.4;  22;  279.8

1001.3-R1 News Releases

REGULATIONS
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
News Releases Code No. 1001.3-R1
 
The superintendent shall determine when a news release about internal school district and board matters will be made.  In making this determination, the superintendent shall strive to keep the media and the school district community accurately and objectively informed.  Further, the superintendent shall strive to create and maintain a positive image for the school district.
 
News releases will be prepared and disseminated to news media in the school district community.  Questions about news releases shall be made to the superintendent.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to approve news releases originating within the school district prior to their releases.
 
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89  
                             
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    3-14-11      9-12-16                                                          
Revision:
                                                                                                 
Cross References:
 
Legal Reference:     21.4;  22.7 

1001.3-R2 Live Broadcast or Video Tape of School District Events

REGULATIONS
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Live Broadcast or Video Tape of School District Events Code No. 1001.3-R2
 
News media or students, for an educational purpose, may video tape public school district events, including open board meetings, as long as it does not interfere with or disrupt the school district event and it does not create an undue burden in adapting the facilities to accommodate the request.
 
It shall be within the discretion of the administrative team to determine whether the request is unduly burdensome and whether the broadcast or taping will interfere with or disrupt the school district event.
 
 
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
                               
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    3-14-11    9-12-16                                                             
Revision:
                                                                                                   
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  21.4;  22;  279.8

1001.4 Duplicated or Printed Materials

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Duplicated or Printed Materials                       Code No. 1001.4
 
Duplicated or printed materials related to or explaining various phases of the school program will be made available for staff and public use as deemed advisable by the superintendent of schools.  Decisions concerning such publications will be made by a member of the administrative team.
 
Rules of good taste, scholarship and general acceptability should apply to all such publications.
 
Staff requests for printed or duplicated materials from school printing equipment are to include only those related to classroom instruction.  Personal materials or printing requests from outside the school system are not to be reproduced by any staff member of the Forest City School system without prior approval by a member of the administrative team.
 
 
Adoption: 1-12-76
                                 
Review:  7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    3-14-11    9-12-16                                                             
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:
 
Legal References:

1001.5 Board Proceedings

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Board Proceedings                                     Code No. 1001.5
 
Tentative agendas for official board meetings shall be submitted to board members and news media at least 24 hours in advance of regularly and specially scheduled board meetings.  Information necessary for consideration of items on the agenda shall also be made available when possible.
 
All official proceedings of the board shall be made a matter of public record and shall be open for inspection on demand of the public during regular 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM office hours.  The minutes of regularly scheduled board meetings shall be a matter of public record and shall be furnished to each member of the Board of Directors.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                 
Review:  3-14-94   9-20-99   10-12-06  3-14-11  9-12-16
              
Revision:
                                                 
Cross References: 205.14
 
Legal References:    21.4;  22.2 

1001.6 Public Hearings

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Public Hearings                                       Code No. 1001.6
 
Public hearings may be held by the board on school district matters at the discretion of the board.  Public notice of a public hearing shall be in the same manner as for a school board meeting, except that the notice shall be given ten days prior to the hearing.
 
At public hearings citizens will be allowed to speak at the board's discretion. Speakers are asked to keep their remarks as brief as possible, and no longer than four minutes in length.  Prior to the beginning of the hearing, speakers and spectators will be apprised of the rules of order to be followed in regard to time limitations, questions, remarks, rebuttals and so forth.  In no event will a speaker be allowed to take the time of another recognized speaker.
 
The board shall conduct public hearings in an orderly fashion.  At the beginning of the hearing, statements and support and background materials will be presented. The board president shall then recognize the speakers.  A board member may ask questions of the speakers after receiving permission from the chair.  Only those speakers recognized by the chair will be allowed to speak, comments by others are out of order.  Individuals who interfere with or interrupt speakers or the board shall be asked to leave.
 
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
                                 
Review:   7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    3-14-11    9-12-16                                                             
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:
 
Legal References:    24.9;  279.8 

1002

1002.1 Ad Hoc Committees

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Ad Hoc Committees                         Code No. 1002.1
 
Whenever the board deems it necessary, the board may appoint a committee of the board made up of citizens, staff or students to assist the board.  Committees formed by the board shall be ad hoc committees.
 
An ad hoc committee is formed by board resolution which shall outline the duties and purpose of the committee.  The committee is advisory in nature and has no duty or responsibility other than that specifically stated in the board resolution.  The committee shall automatically dissolve upon the delivery of its final recommendation to the board or upon completion of the duties outlined in the board resolution.  The board will receive the report of the committee for consideration.  The board retains the authority to make a final decision on the issue.  The committee may be subject to the open meetings law.
 
The board president shall appoint, or the board shall elect, the necessary members to the committee.  When possible, and when the necessary expertise required allows, the committee members will be representative of the school district community and shall consider the various viewpoints on the issue.  The board may designate a board member and the superintendent to serve on an ad hoc committee.  The committee will select its own chairperson, unless the board designates otherwise.
 
 
NOTES:  The primary role of an ad hoc committee member is to be a productive, positive member of the committee.  In doing so, it is important to listen to and respect the opinions of others.  When the ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the board, it is important for the ad hoc committee members to support the majority decision of the ad hoc committee.  An ad hoc committee will function best when its members work within the committee framework and bring items of business to the ad hoc committee.
 
 
 
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                 
Review: 7-17-89   9-20-99   10-12-06   4-12-11     10-10-16                                                            
Revision: 3-14-94
                                                                                    
Cross References: 204.2
 
 Legal References:    279.8;  280.12;  281;  670;  AC 4.3(3) & 23.3(3)

1002.1-R1 Ad Hoc Committees: Membership and Appointment

REGULATIONS
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Ad Hoc Committees:  Membership and Appointment Code No. 1002.1-R1
 
Final selection on Ad Hoc Committees shall be made by the Board of Directors as a whole.  Membership should be limited to individuals who are willing to devote time and attention to the matter under consideration.  As a matter of basic policy such committees shall be representative of the community as a whole and should, whenever possible, come from the various areas in the school district.
 
Committee representation should cut across as many segments of the community population as possible.
 
The chairman of the committee may be appointed by the Board of Directors or determined by the committee.
 
Out-of-district travel expenses of committee members shall be paid by the board, upon proper authorization by the superintendent or the board and upon presentation of receipts.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                 
Review:7-17-89  9-20-99    4-12-11  10-10-16
                                             
Revision:  3-14-94
                                                                                  
Cross References: 203.6
 
Legal References:

1002.1-R2 Ad Hoc Committees: Communications and Recommendations

REGULATIONS
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Ad Hoc Committees:  Communications and Recommendations Code No. 1002.1-R2
 
The chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee shall convene meetings of the membership and proceed with the work to be done.  The chairman shall maintain liaison with the superintendent of schools and shall be responsible for the preparation of a final report to be presented to the Board of Directors.
 
The committee working through the directives of the chairman shall have at their disposal such reasonable information and resources as is necessary for the successful completion of their work.
 
The final report to the Board of Directors should contain the findings of the committee and, where appropriate, make suggestions or recommendations for consideration of the board.
 
 
Adoption:  6-24-75
                               
Review:  7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    4-12-11 10-10-16
                                                     
Revision:
                                                                                                   
Cross References: 203.6 

1002.2 Parent-Teacher Associations/Advisory Committees

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Parent-Teacher Associations/Advisory Committees         Code No. 1002.2
 
Parent-teacher associations or advisory committees may be established for each school building in the district.  The building principal of each school shall serve as the liaison officer representing the school system.
 
Membership and rules governing school building organizations shall be determined by each school.  Activities of school organizations, insofar as they are related to school purposes, shall be evaluated by the principal of the particular school.
 
School building organizations may be members of a system-wide Parent-Teacher Council or Patron Advisory Committee, whose purpose shall be to coordinate the efforts of the individual school organizations toward common goals.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                               
Review: 7-17-89  9-20-99    4-12-11  10-10-16
                                                              
Revision: 3-14-94
                                                                                    
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  

1002.3 Citizen's Complaints

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Citizen's Complaints                                 Code No. 1002.3
 
The board recognizes situations may arise in the operation of the school district which are of concern to the parents and other members of the school district community.  Concerns of the community shall be resolved at the lowest organizational level by those individuals closest to the concern.  When complaints are brought to the attention of the board they will be referred to the administration for resolution if the following has not been completed:
 
  1. Matters concerning an individual student, teacher, or other employee should first be addressed to the teacher or employee.
  2. Unsettled matters from (1) above should be addressed to the employee's building principal for certified personnel and the superintendent for support personnel.  Problems and questions about individual attendance centers should be addressed to the building principal.
  3. Unsettled matters regarding certified personnel or other matters from (2) above or problems and questions concerning the school district should be directed to the superintendent.
  4. If a matter cannot be settled satisfactorily by the superintendent, it may then be brought to the board.  To bring a concern about a school district employee, the individual may notify the board president in writing, who will bring it to the attention of the entire board, or the item may be placed on the board agenda of a regularly scheduled board meeting.
 
The board will address complaints from the members of the school district community if they are in writing, signed, and the complainant has complied with this policy.
 
It shall be the responsibility of employees to assist community members in resolving their concerns and the responsibility of the administration to develop administrative regulations providing guidance to school district personnel.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89  
                             
Review: 3-14-94  9-20-99   10-12-06    4-12-11  10-10-16
           
Revision:  
                                              
Cross References: 205.12; 1001.5-R 
 
Legal References: 279.8

1002.4 Citizen Assistance to School Personnel

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Citizen Assistance to School Personnel Code No. 1002.4
 
The Board of Directors encourages the use of community resources and citizens to assist in furthering the educational program of the school system.  One of the greatest resources available may be found in the citizens of the community who have special knowledge and particular talents to contribute to the educational program.
 
The use of outside personnel and resources will be under regulations approved by the superintendent of schools.
 
 
 
Adoption:  6-24-75
                                 
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    4-12-11     10-10-16                                                           
Revision:                                                                                                   
 
Legal References: 
 
Cross References:

1003

1003.1 Participation in Community Life

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Participation in Community Activities Code No. 1003.1
 
It shall be the policy of the Board of Directors to encourage personnel of the school district to participate in community activities.  Not only should active membership in local organizations be encouraged, but also staff members' active roles in community issues and political parties.
 
The Board of Directors specifically prohibits exertion of pressure on staff members to affiliate with organizations or to participate in activities that are unacceptable to the staff member as an individual.  Freedom of choice shall be protected, but the board does assume that participation in any activity will be in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the educational program.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89                                
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94   9-20-99    5-9-11     11-14-16                                                          
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1003.2 Gifts by the Public to School Personnel

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Gifts by the Public to School Personnel Code No. 1003.2
 
Employees may receive a gift on behalf of the school district.  Employees will not, either directly or indirectly, solicit, accept or receive any gift, series of gifts or an honorarium unless the donor does not meet the definition of "restricted donor" stated below or the gift or honorarium does not meet the definition of gift or honorarium stated below.
 
A "restricted donor" is defined as a person or other entity which:
  • Is seeking to be, or is a party to, any one or any combination of sales, purchases, leases or contracts to, from or with the school district;
  • Will be directly and substantially affected financially by the performance or nonperformance of the employee's official duty in a way that is greater than the effect on the public generally or on a substantial class of persons to which the person belongs as a member of a profession, occupation, industry or region; or
  • Is a lobbyist or a client of a lobbyist with respect to matters within the school district's jurisdiction.
 
A "gift" is the giving of anything of value in return for which something of equal or greater value is not given or received.  However, "gift" does not include any of the following:
  • Contributions to a candidate or a candidate's committee;
  • Information material relevant to an employee's official function, such as books, pamphlets, reports, documents, periodicals or other information that is recorded in a written, audio or visual format;
  • Anything received from a person related within the fourth degree by kinship or marriage, unless the donor is acting as an agent or intermediary for another person not so related;
  • An inheritance;
  • Anything available or distributed to the general public free of charge without regard to the official status of the employee;
  • Items received from a charitable, professional, educational or business organization to which the employee belongs as a dues paying member if the items are given to all members of the organization without regard to an individual member's status or positions held outside of the organization and if the dues paid are not inconsequential when compared to the items received;
  • Actual expenses of an employee for food, beverages, travel and lodging for a meeting, which is given in return for participation in a panel or speaking engagement at the meeting when the expenses relate directly to the day or days on which the employee has participation or presentation responsibilities;
  • Plaques or items of negligible resale value given as recognition for public service;
  • Non-monetary items with a value of less than three dollars that are received from any one donor during one calendar day;
  • Items or services solicited or given to a state, national or regional organization in which the state of Iowa or a school district is a member for purposes of a business or educational conference, seminar or other meeting or solicited by or given for the same purposes to state, national or regional government organizations whose memberships and officers are primarily composed of state or local government officials or employees for purposes of a business or educational conference, seminar or other meeting;
  • Funeral flowers or memorials to a church or nonprofit organization;
  • Gifts other than food, beverages, travel and lodging received by an employee which are received from a person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States and is given during a ceremonial presentation or as a result of a custom of the other country and is of personal value only to the employee.
  • Gifts which are given to an employee for the employee's wedding or twenty-fifth or fiftieth wedding anniversary;
  • Items or services received by members or representatives of members as part of a regularly scheduled event that is part of a business or educational conference, seminar or other meeting that is sponsored and directed by any state, national or regional government organization in which the state of Iowa or a political subdivision of the state of Iowa is a member or received at such an event by members or representatives of members of state, national or regional government organizations whose memberships and officers are primarily composed of state or local government officials or employees;
  • Payment of salary or expenses by the school district for the cost of attending a meeting of a subunit of an agency when the employee whose expenses are being paid serves on a board, commission, committee, council or other subunit of the agency and the employee is not entitled to receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses from the school district for attending the meeting; or
  • Actual registration costs for informational meetings or sessions which assist a public official or public employee in the performance of the person's official functions.  The costs of food, drink, lodging and travel are not "registration costs" under this paragraph.  Meetings or sessions which a public official or public employee attends for personal or professional licensing purposes are not "informational meetings or sessions which assist a public official or public employee in the performance of the person's official functions" under this paragraph.
An "honorarium" is anything of value that is accepted by, or on behalf of, an employee as consideration for an appearance, speech or article.  An honorarium does not include any of the following:
  • Actual expenses of an employee for registration, food, beverages, travel or lodging for a meeting, which is given in return for participation in a panel or speaking engagement at a meeting when the expenses relate directly to the day or days on which the employee has participation or presentation responsibilities;
  • A non-monetary gift or series of non-monetary gifts donated within thirty days to a public body, an educational or charitable organization or the Iowa department of general services; or
  • A payment made to an employee for services rendered as part of a private business, trade or profession in which the employee is engaged if the payment is commensurate with the actual services rendered and is not being made because of the person's status as an employee of the district, but, rather, because of some special expertise or other qualification.
It is the responsibility of each employee to know when it is appropriate to accept or reject gifts or an honorarium.
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                
Review:  7-17-89   9-20-99   3-14-11   5-9-11     11-14-16    l board Members
 
Revision  3-14-94    7-08-10 Code 802.6 - Gifts, Grants, and Bequests
 
Cross References:Code 202.3 - Gifts to School
 
Legal References: Iowa Code ch. 68B (2009). 1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 276.  1970 Op. Att'y Gen. 319.

1003.3 Complimentary Activity Passes

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 100 - School-Community Relations
 
Complimentary Activity Passes                         Code No. 1003.3
 
The Superintendent of Schools is authorized to issue complimentary activity passes as follows:
 
A. School board members & families
 
B. Forest City Summit (2)
 
C. All MD's, DO's and DC's
 
D. Professional staff members & families
 
E. Support staff directors & families (Food, Maintenance, Transportation)
 
F. Support staff (employee only) unless on the duty roster
 
G. KIOW Radio Station (2)
 
H. Ambulance crew (football season)
 
I. Waldorf College staff & students (We accept Waldorf passes to our events)
 
 
 Law enforcement officials, when in uniform are automatically admitted to any activity without charge.
 
 
 
 
Adoption: 4-9-79
                                 
Review: 7-17-89  9-20-99     5-9-11  11-14-16
                                                  
Revision:  3-14-94   7-11-11                  
 
 Legal References:

1003.4 Golden Age Pass

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Golden Age Pass Code No. 1003.4
 
It is the belief of the Board of Directors that education is a continuing process and it is important to have senior citizens feel that they are an integral part of the educational community.  Because of these convictions, it is the desire of the Board of Directors, Forest City Community School, to encourage participation of Senior Citizens in school activities.
 
In recognition of these factors, senior citizens, 65 years of age or older who reside in the Forest City School District, shall be permitted to attend any school activity and to participate in any and all adult education classes sponsored by the district without payment of admission or registration costs.  Any nominal fees for supplies used in the adult education class would be the responsibility of the participant.
 
Senior citizens desiring to participate in these events shall contact the office of the superintendent  where a Golden Age Pass will be issued.
 
 
 
Adoption:6-24-75
                                
Review: 7-17-89  9-20-99    5-9-11  11-14-16
                                                  
Revision:3-14-94                                                                                 
 
Legal References:
 
Cross References:

1004

1004.1 Community Use of School Facilities

F.C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment Code No. 1004.1
 
School district facilities and equipment will be made available to local nonprofit entities which promote cultural, educational, civic, community, or recreational activities.  "Entity(ies)" shall include organizations, groups and individuals and their agents.  Such use will be permitted only when the use does not interfere with or disrupt the education program or a school-related activity, the use is consistent with state law, and will end no later than midnight.  It is within the discretion of the board to allow for-profit entities to use school district facilities and equipment.  The board reserves the right to deny use of the facilities and equipment to an entity.  It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to allow use of school district facilities and equipment on Sundays.
 
Entities who wish to use school district facilities or equipment must apply at the activities director’s office at the high school.  It shall be the responsibility of the activities director to determine whether the school district facility or equipment requested is available and whether the application for use meets board policy and administrative regulations.  It shall be the responsibility of the activities director to provide application forms, obtain proof of insurance, and draw up the contract for use of school district facilities and equipment.
 
Use of school district facilities and equipment by entities shall be supervised by a school district employee unless special prior arrangements are made.  The school district employee shall not accept a fee from the entity using school district facilities and equipment.  If appropriate, the school district employee may be paid by the school district.
 
Entities that who use school district buildings or sites must leave the building or site in the same condition it was in prior to its use.  Entities that who use school district equipment must return the equipment in the same working condition it was in prior to its use.  Inappropriate use of school district facilities and equipment may result in additional fees charged to, or the inability of, the entity to use school district facilities or equipment in the future.  
 
The school district will sponsor education related organizations' use of the ICN upon approval of the media director.  Sponsored ICN users mission must be consistent with  the mission of the school district.  Costs associated with the use of the ICN will be passed on by the school district to the sponsored user.
 
Authorized users of the ICN shall ensure their use of the ICN is consistent with their written mission.  The ICN will not be used for profit making ventures.  Authorized users may not resell time on the ICN.  Entities that wish to use the school district’s ICN classroom to originate, receive or broadcast programming must follow the state scheduling requirements.  However, it is recommended that entities that wish to use the school district’s ICN classroom to originate receive, or broadcast programming contact the school district’s Media Center office to inform them of their needs.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the entities that wish to use the school district’s ICN classroom to originate, receive or broadcast programming in compliance with the law regarding authorized use of and content of the programming on the ICN.  The school district assumes no responsibility or liability for entities using the ICN classroom in violation of the law, the authorized user’s mission or school district policy and its supporting administrative regulations.  The school district reserves the right to charge all costs, including attorney fees, that may arise to the entity for the entity’s failure to comply with the law or school district policy and its supporting administrative regulations.
 
The board may allow entities, such as the Boy and Girl Scouts and 4-H, to use the school district facilities and equipment without charge.  While such entities may use the facilities and equipment without charge, they may be required to pay a custodial fee.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop a fee schedule for the board's approval and to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.
 
 
 
Adoption:  4-13-98  
              
Review:  9-20-99   6-13-11 12-12-16
 
Revision;    
 
Cross References:
 
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 8D; 276; 278.1(4); 279.8; 288; 297.9-.11 (1995).
751 I.A.C. 14.; 1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 561.; 1940 Op. Att'y Gen. 232.; 1936 Op. Att'y Gen. 196.

1004.1-E1 Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment Application Form

EXHIBIT
 
Series 1000 - School Community Relation
 
Code No. 1004.1E1
 
Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment Application Form
 
The undersigned entity makes application for the use of the school district facility or equipment as designated below.  The entity will provide police protection at its own expense, if necessary, to maintain order and to properly protect the building or site. Police protection is required when admission is charged.
 
Please refer to Policy 1004.1 to determine the proper use of school facilities and equipment.  The entity is responsible for complying with the law, board policy and the administrative regulations.
 
The entity must provide an Indemnity and Liability Insurance Agreement, Code No.  1004.1E2, prior to the use of school district buildings or sites.
 
Building/Site/Equipment                                                                     Date 
 
Purpose                                                                                             Hours 
 
 
Auditorium Gymnasium                                                    
Seating requirements on stage                                         Seating Scoreboard
Tables required on stage                                                 Public address system
Stage curtain and attendant                                             Matron                            
Spotlights                                                                       Microphones         Classroom
Podium Stand                                                                   Table                       Stand in audience                         Computer lab                                                
Other equipment                                                               Other                          
 
Total Fee $                          
 
Name of entity making application:                                                                                                            
Name of person making application:                                                                                                            
Address:                                                                                                            
                                                                                                              
 
Phone #:                                                 
               
                                                                                                                    
(Signature of Applicant)                                           (Date)

1004.1-E2 Community use Indemnity Agreement

EXHIBIT
 
Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment
 
Indemnity And Liability Insurance Agreement Code No. 1004.1E2
 
 
The undersigned, hereafter referred to as "entity," states that it shall hold the Forest City Community School District, hereafter referred to as "school district," harmless from any and all damages and claims that may arise by reason of any negligence on the part of the entity or the school district, and its officers, employees or agents, in the use by the entity of any facilities or equipment owned by the school district.  In case any action is brought therefore against the school district or any of its officers, employees or agents, the entity shall assume full responsibility for the legal defense thereof, and upon its failure to do so on proper notice, the school district reserves the right to defend such action and to charge all costs, including attorneys' fees, to the entity.
 
The entity agrees to furnish and maintain during the usage of the facilities or equipment owned by the school district such bodily injury and property damage liability insurance as shall protect the entity and the school district from claims for damages for personal injury, including accidental death, and from claims for property damages which may arise from the entity's use of the school district's facilities or equipment whether such operations be by the entity or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by the entity.  Such insurance shall include the Forest City Community  School District as an additional named insured in the policy carried by the entity and described above.
 
The entity shall furnish the school district with a certificate of insurance acceptable to the school district's insurance carrier before the contract is issued.
 
 
Dated at                                                         , Iowa, this               day of                         , 20       
 
                                                                                                                    School District
(Entity)
 
By                                                                       By                                                                      
 
Title                                                                     By                                                                      
 
Address                                                                                                                                                                                                         

1004.1-R1 Community Use of School District Facilities & Equipment

REGULATION
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Community Use Of School District Facilities & Equipment Regulation Code No. 1004.1R
 
  1. Alcoholic beverages shall not be brought to or consumed in the school district facilities or grounds.
  2. Smoking is prohibited in school district facilities [or on school district grounds].
  3. A custodian or employee must be present while the school district facility or equipment is being used by an entity.
  4. After a school district facility or site has been used by an entity, cleaning, including restoring the facility or site to the condition it was in prior to its use, will be done by employees assisted by a committee from the entity.  The fee charged to the entity for the use of the facility or site will include these costs.  However, if excessive costs are involved in cleaning or otherwise restoring the facility or site to the condition it was in prior to its use, the board reserves the right to charge the entity for these excessive costs.  
  5. After school district equipment has been used by an entity, the equipment must be returned to the school district in the condition it was in prior to its use.  The fee charged to the entity for the use of the equipment will include these costs.  However, if excessive costs are involved in restoring the equipment to the condition it was in prior to its use, the board reserves the right to charge the entity for these excessive costs.  
  6. Entities are required to stay within the area of the school district facility or site and use only the school district equipment authorized by the school district for use by the entity.  Other school district facilities, sites, or areas in the school district building or equipment are off limits to the entity.
  7. A cancellation after the facility or equipment is made ready for the entity shall be charged at the full rate.  Cancellations made prior to that time shall be charged a minimum cancellation fee or the costs incurred to the school district in anticipation of the entity's use, whichever is greater.
  8. Use of school facilities by local community groups may be granted when such activities do not interfere or conflict with regularly scheduled school activities.
  9. The high school gymnasium is not to be utilized for dancing.
  10. User fees shall be paid to the Business Manager.
  11. All groups must have responsible adult supervision.
  12. If school facilities are used for the preparation and/or serving of meals, the Director of Food Services or designee shall be in attendance with said service to be paid for by the leasing group.
  13. School facilities for all Forest City School District sponsored student and adult groups may be used without charge.
  14. The City Recreation Department is granted use of school facilities, and shall pay the cost of utilities.  The cost of utilities will be determined by the Business Manager.
  15. Requests for building use to promote private gain or profit must be approved by the Board of Directors, Forest City Community School.
  16. The building principal and superintendent will determine eligibility for use of school facilities in situations not otherwise covered.  Administrative decisions may be appealed to the Board of Directors. 
 
 
Adoption: 4-13-98
                
Review: 9-20-99     6-13-11  12-12-16
 
Revision:                               
 
Cross References:
 
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 8D; 276; 278.1(4); 279.8; 288; 297.9-.11 (1995).
751 I.A.C. 14.; 1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 561.; 1940 Op. Att'y Gen. 232.; 1936 Op. Att'y Gen. 196.

1004.1-R2 ICN Room use Regulation

REGULATION
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
ICN Room Use Regulation Code No. 1004.1R2
 
The ICN is a statewide telecommunications network designed primarily to enhance learning opportunities for students, employees and board members.  The school district recognizes that it is not the only authorized user of the ICN and other users will frequently be using the school district's ICN facilities.  Sponsored and authorized users of the ICN must comply with state and federal law in using the ICN.
 
The Instructional Media Center is responsible for coordinating ICN classroom use. Requests for use of the ICN classroom by employees for the educational program shall be filed with the IMC Director.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the entity using the ICN classroom to comply with the requirements of the law and school district policy and its supporting administrative regulations. 
 
  1. The ICN is a limited access network and sponsored or authorized users cannot use the system for profit making ventures.
  2. The use must be consistent with the mission of the sponsored or authorized user.  
  3. Users cannot resell time on the ICN.
  4. Sponsored and authorized users are responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Iowa Civil Rights Act.  Sponsored and authorized users are responsible for making the necessary accommodations and are responsible for obtaining and paying for needed interpreters or interpretive equipment.
  5. Sponsored and authorized users are required to stay within the ICN classroom and use the most direct route to the ICN classroom.  Other school district facilities, sites, areas in a the school district building or equipment are off limits to the authorized users.*
  6. The charge for use of the ICN room is $12.50 per hour. 
  7. The ICN will be available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  8. The sponsored or authorized user is responsible for all site and site usage charges.
  9. A school district employee will be present in the school district facility while the ICN is in use.
  10. Food and drink is not permitted in the ICN room.
  11. First time use of the ICN will require prior training and should be organized through the  school district ICN scheduler at 582-2324 Extension 225.
  12. Use or transmission of copyrighted material, without prior approval of the copyright  holder, is strictly prohibited.  Appropriate use of the copyrighted material is the responsibility of the sponsored or authorized user, not the school district.*
  13. The school district reserves the right to amend these rules as necessary to reflect the ICN's usage and changes at the state or federal level.*
  14. The school district reserves the right to charge all costs, including attorneys' fees, that may arise to the authorized user for the sponsored or authorized user's failure to comply with the law, board policy and administrative regulations.*
 
Adoption:4-13-98
                
Review: 9-20-99      6-13-11  12-12-16
 
Revision:
                              
Cross References:
 
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 8D; 276; 278.1(4); 279.8; 288; 297.9-.11 (1995).
751 I.A.C. 14.; 1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 561.; 1940 Op. Att'y Gen. 232.; 1936 Op. Att'y Gen. 196.

1004.2 Use of School Facilities for Private Profit

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Use of School Facilities for Private Profit           Code No. 1004.2
 
 
The public schools shall not be used to promote private gain without prior approval by the Board of Directors, Forest City Community School.
 
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
                                 
Review:  7-17-89   3-14-94 9-20-99    6-13-11  12-12-16                                                              
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  721.2(5)

1004.3 Town Teams and Competitive Adult Groups

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Town Teams and Competitive Adult Groups               Code No. 1004.3
 
Independent town teams or other adult groups may use physical education/athletic facilities under the following conditions;
  1. Must have approved sponsor or supervisor
  2. Must clear practice or game schedule through building principal.  School activities will have priority over town team activities.
  3. Must provide own custodial service
  4. Independent town teams will furnish own equipment
  5. No high school student will be permitted to practice with an adult group or participate in any town team competition without prior approval of coach and principal.
 
 
Adoption: 4-9-79
                                 
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94 9-20-99    6-13-11    12-12-16                                                            
Revision:
                                                                                                 
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1004.4 Application for use of Facilities

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Application for Use of Facilities                     Code No. 1004.4
 
Application for use of any school facility should be made through the office of the principal or superintendent.  Application forms are to be made available at each attendance center and the superintendent's office.
 
A judgment will be made as to the appropriateness of the request and the availability of the facility.  The principal or superintendent will give notice to the individual or organization making the request.
 
Adoption:  4-9-79
                                  
Review:    7-17-89   3-14-94 9-20-99    6-13-11   12-12-16                                                               
Revision:  
                                                                                                
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1004.4-E contract for use of School Facilities

EXHIBIT
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Contract For Use of School Facilities                 Code No. 1004.4-E
 
It is agreed by and between the Forest City Community School District and
                                                                                              
         (Applicant)
                                                                                              
 
 
                                                                                             
That the following school facilities                                                                           ,
                                           (Attendance Center)
           (Area)                                                                                             are hereby leased on                                                           from                                                    on the following                                                                                                 
                                   (Date)                      (Time--Inclusive)
basis:  rental-/-no charge
          (Circle one)
                                               $                 Rent
 
                                              $                 Kitchen/Custodial
 
                                               $                Damage
 
  $                 Total (Make checks payable to Forest City Schools)
 
It is understood that a regular member of the kitchen staff must be present if equipment in the kitchen is used.  A fee equal to the worker's prevailing wage rate must be paid a regular member of the kitchen staff for supervision of the use of equipment and for maintenance of general cleanliness of the kitchen.
 
We understand that the organization will be held responsible for any damage incurred to rooms or equipment.  Also, any cleaning necessary following use will be charged back to the users.  NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY SCHOOL BUILDING!
 
In consideration for the use of the facilities the undersigned hereby agrees to hold the Forest City Community School District harmless for any damages as a result of any injury or loss to any person or property.
 
This is a release.  Read before signing                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                  (Signature of Club Sponsor, Officer, Etc.)
             
                                                                                                                                                                             (Phone)
 
                                                                                                                                                                               (Date)
 
Adoption: 2-13-89  
                               
Review: 7-17-89   9-20-99    6-13-11  12-12-16
                                                                
Revision:  3-14-94
                                                                                      
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1004.5 Fees for Use of School Facilities

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Fees for Use of School Facilities                     Code No. 1004.5
 
The Administrative team will develop a schedule of fees for use of school facilities. This schedule will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval.
 
The schedule of fees for the use of school facilities shall be reviewed periodically by the Board.
 
 
Adoption: 4-9-79
                                 
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94 9-20-99    6-13-11 12-12-16
                                                               
Revision:
                                                                                                   
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1004.5-E Rental Fees

EXHIBIT
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Rental Fees                                           Code No. 1004.5-E
 
Organizations desiring building/facility use are classified into four categories.  Rental fees and rental priorities are determined according to each group's classification.
Class I (Top Priority)
School related organizations (i.e., students clubs, PTA).  Community Education and Recreation programs, open meetings of Tax supported agencies (i.e., political caucus nights, public hearings, elections), non-denominational, non profit youth group meetings, (i.e., Brownie and Scout Troops, 4-H Clubs), and charitable group meetings, (i.e., March of Dimes). Fee determined by schedule.
Class II (Second Priority) (Non Profit)
Organized community services, citizens, and civic groups (i.e., Jaycees, Rotary, Lions, VFW, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce), Political party meetings and conventions (i.e., Tops Club), Religious/Church organizations, including youth group.  Fee determined by schedule.
Class III (Third Priority) (Profit)
Commercial and business organizations.  Fee determined by schedule.
Class IV (Long Term Contract)
Contracts will be written for groups who use the facilities on a consistent and long term basis.  Terms of the contract will be approved by the Board of Education.
 
 
See Hard Copy in Series 1000 Folder
 
 
Notes:  Cost to the school district arising from special requests for use of facilities or equipment will be additional and may be charged to patron.  Charges are based on a daily usage rate.  Rental costs include normal custodial services if rentals occur during normal working hours.
OUTDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITIES
The Community Field Football and Track areas, the High School Tennis Courts (Priority Use Regulations are posted at the court), and the High School Softball and Baseball Fields are available for use by the public at no cost if the activity is of limited organization.
Groups and organizations wishing to use the High School Footballl Field and Track, Softball and Baseball Fields and the High School Tennis Courts for an athletic contest or tournament, or for a special event, will need to complete and Application for Use of School Facilities Permit and return it to the Administration Center for approval.  Fees for such use will be determined by the administration and the Board of Education.
 
PERSONNEL:
  1. Custodial (as needed):  If building is rented after scheduled working hours, the fee will include current overtime custodial cost.
  2. Kitchen (as needed):  To be charged according to present normal overtime rate per hour.  Cooks should be provided a meal at no charge if it is provided by the rental party.
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
              
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94   9-20-99   6-13-11  12-12-16
                                                  
Revision:  
 
Cross References: 
                                                                           
Legal References:  

1004.6 Supervision by School Personnel

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Supervision by School Personnel Code No. 1004.6
 
The extent of supervision needed by outside groups renting school facilities will be determined by the principal or his/her designee, and will be included in the contract between the renter and school district.
 
 
Adoption: 2-13-89
                                 
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99    6-13-11   12-12-16                                                             
Revision:
                                                                                                   
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1004.7 Gratuities to Personnel

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Gratuities to Personnel                               Code No. 1004.7
 
School personnel will not accept gratuities from organizations that use the facilities. The cost of service personnel furnished by the school will be charged to the party or parties renting the facilities.  Such cost will be in line with the school's normal operating costs, and will be administered in keeping with the general policies governing the use of school facilities.
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
                                
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94  9-20-99   6-13-11  12-12-16
                                                
Revision:
                                                                                                    
Cross References: Code 1004.5-E
 
Legal References:   297.10 

1004.8 Loan of School Equipment

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Loan of School Equipment                             Code No. 1004.8
 
Equipment of the school district shall not be loaned outside of the district without the express permission of a member of the administrative team or the media coordinator.
 
In the event that equipment is used by organizations within the unit buildings, appropriate school personnel shall operate or supervise the use of such equipment. Where a cost is involved, it shall be paid by the organization using the equipment.
 
Adoption:  1-12-76
                                 
Review:  7-17-89   3-14-94   9-20-99   6-13-11  12-12-16
                                                      
Revision:
                                                                                                  
Cross References:   802.4
       
Legal References:    721.2(5) 

1005

1005.1 Public Performance by Students

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Public Performance by Students Code No. 1005.1
 
The Board of Directors recognizes that student participation in civic and community affairs is educationally beneficial to students.  Therefore, the board encourages student participation at public performances, provided such performances contribute to the educational processes and objectives of the school, and provided they do not unduly interfere with the students' program.
 
The following guidelines apply.
 
  1. All performance shall be approved by the immediate administrator;
  2. The extended use of one particular group should be discouraged;
  3. Extensive travel by any one particular group should be discouraged;
  4. Student groups below the senior high school level should engage in public activities on a very limited scale only.
 
 
Adoption: 6-24-75
               
Review: 7-17-89   3-14-94   9-20-99   7-11-11  1-9-17
                                                  
Revision:
                                                                                
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1005.2 Contests for Students

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Contests for Students Code No. 1005.2
 
The following policy of the Board of Directors shall govern student participation in local, state, and national contests:
 
1.  Participation
Participation shall be limited to those contests and activities that are educationally sound, worthy, and timely.  They should be stimulating for the student and school, desirable activities for both, and be a worthwhile supplement to (not interfere with) the academic program.
 
All contests should be conducted within the constitution and guideline of the State High School Athletic, Music, Speech, and Forensic Associations.  Participation should be voluntary, and contestants shall not be excluded on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, economic status, or payment of an entry fee.
 
2. Approval
The administrative team shall review and recommend to the Board of Directors approval or rejection of all applications for participation in contests in the area, state, region, or nation, or in international contests.  Applications shall contain information about the nature of the contest, the purpose, the number of students involved, the time required, the means of financing the event, and other pertinent information.
 
3.  Transportation
Appropriate school funds may be used to assume the costs of transportation where students represent the school in competition, but in other events the students shall pay their own transportation costs.
 
 
Adoption: 6-24-75  
           
Review:    7-17-89   9-20-99   7-11-11  1-9-17
                                                  
Revision: 3-14-94
                                                                
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 280.13;  285.11(6);  AC 670-3,6(1);  9.14;  9.15

1005.3 Sales Promotion Prohibited

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Sales Promotion Prohibited Code No. 1005.3
 
Educational facilities, teachers, and students shall not be used in any manner for the promotions or sale of services or products of agencies or organizations operating for profit.  The Board of Directors specifically forbids such activities as the following:
  1. Distribution by students of pamphlets urging students, parents, and others to purchase services or products sold for profit.
  2. The sale by students or teachers of products and/or services, except in relation to production by students as part of the program.
  3. Similar activities which would involve the teachers and students and which would interfere with the normal time and activities of the school.
Specifically exempted from the provision of this policy shall be a student insurance program.
 
Where the Board of Directors and the superintendent of schools feel that the educational gain outweighs any promotional purpose, prior approval can be given by the board to an activity.
 
 
Adoption: 6-24-75
             
Review: 7-17-89  3-14-94  9-20-99  7-11-11  1-9-17
                                                  
Revision:
                                                                              
Cross References:
 
Legal References:

1005.4 Money Raising Activities in the Schools

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Money Raising Activities in the Schools Code No. 1005.4
 
No activity requiring students and teachers to assist in promoting campaigns, (financial, educational, charitable, or otherwise), which demands the time of students, teachers, and administrators, shall be permitted, except as hereinafter provided, unless the same shall be in accord with the general policies of the Board of Directors.
 
No agent or person, or persons shall be permitted to solicit any student or teacher for any purpose, or distribute circulars, handbills, cards, or advertisements of any kind or make announcements of any nature, or take up contributions in any school building or on the premises for any purpose whatsoever, except by approval from the superintendent of schools, as being in accord with the general policies of the Board of Directors.
 
Participation by students in charity activities is considered to be a desirable part of their total education.  However, as a matter of basic policy, the Board of Directors will authorize the administration to determine the nature and extent of such activity.
 
 
Adoption: 6-24-93
              
Review:  7-17-89  3-14-94  9-20-99  7-11-11  1-9-17
                                                  
Revision:  
                                                                             
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  

1005.4-R Fund Raising Notification

REGULATIONS
 
Series 1000 - School Community Relations
 
Fund Raising Notification Code No. 1005.4-R
 
Principals will notify the school board, in advance, of any fund raising activities that involve for-profit organizations.
 
 
Adoption: 6-8-92
             
Review: 3-14-94  9-20-99   7-11-111-9-17
                                                  
Revision:  
                                                                             
Cross References:
 
Legal References: 

1005.5 Family Night

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School -Community Relations
 
Family Night Code No. 1005.5
 
Wednesday is designated as family night.  Except for unusual situations, no school activities are to be scheduled on Wednesday nights that will conflict with family activities.
 
Practices will be scheduled to insure that Freshmen are dismissed from practice at 6:00 P.M.  All students will be out of the building by 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings.
 
Adoption: 4-9-79
             
Review: 3-14-94   9-20-99    5-11-06    07-11-11 1-9-17
                                               
Revision: 12-9-96   10-12-06   8-8-11
                                                  
Cross References:
 
Legal References:

1006

1006.1 Visitors to School District Facilities

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Visitors to School District Facilities Code No. 1006.1
 
The board welcomes the interest of parents and other members of the school district community, and invites them to visit the school facilities.  Visitors must notify the office of their presence in the facility upon arrival.  Visitors who do not abide by the requirements set out by the board for visiting the school facilities shall be asked to leave.
 
Persons who wish to visit a classroom while school is in session are asked to notify the principal and obtain approval from the principal prior to the visit so appropriate arrangements can be made and so class disruption can be minimized.  Teachers and other school district personnel shall not take time from their duties to discuss matters with visitors.
 
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principals, to develop administrative regulations for approving visitors and rules for school district personnel, students, and visitors while they are in the school district's facilities.
 
 
Adoption:  2-13-89
              
Review:  7-17-89  3-14-94  9-20-99   8-08-11  2-13-17
                                                  
Revision:
                                                                                
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  279.8:  716.7

1006.1-R Visitors to the School

REGULATION
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Visitors to the School Code No. 1006.1-R
 
Since school is a place of work and learning, certain limits must be set to visits.  The building principal is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds.  For these reasons, the following regulations apply to visitors to the school:
 
  1. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school shall be termed a "visitor."
  2. Any visitor to the school must report to the office of the principal upon arrival at the school; failure to do so may lead to legal charges.
  3. Parents or citizens who wish to observe a classroom while school is in session are urged to arrange such visits in advance with the teacher, so that class disruption may be kept to a minimum.
  4. Teachers are expected not to take class time to discuss individual matters with outside visitors.
  5. Under no circumstances may a student leave the school premises with an adult without first obtaining permission from the building principal or designee.
 
 
Adoption: 4-14-86
   
Review: 7-17-89  9-20-99    8-08-11  2-13-17
                                                  
Revision: 3-14-94
                                                                
Cross References:
 
Legal References:  280.13:  285.11(6);  AC 670-3.6(1);  9.14;  9.15 

1007 Public Conduct on School Premises

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Public Conduct on School Premises Code No. 1007
 
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 discipline 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 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 tolerated.
  • 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 tolerated.
  • 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 an 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 the 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 employees.
 
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.
 
Note:  This policy reflects the Iowa civility and trespass law, and outlines a school district’s authority to enforce the law.  The first paragraph of the policy addressing civility is mandatory but the remaining portions are optional.  Boards can amend the language as needed to fit their individual needs.
 
 
Adoption: 11-11-99
 
Review: 11-08-07  8-08-11  2-13-17
                                                  
Revision: 12-13-07
                                                                    
1006 Visitors to School Facilities
 
Cross References: 205.10  Board Meetings  503 Student citizenship
 
Legal References:    Iowa Code §§ 279.8, .66;  716.7 (2007).  

1008

1008.1 Legal Description of School District

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
 
Series 1000 - School-Community Relations
 
Legal Description of School District Code No. 1008.1
 
 
WINNEBAGO COUNTY
 
LINDEN TOWNSHIP    (Township 98 North, Range 25 West) Winnebago County, Iowa:
 
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) Section 12.
Sections 13, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33 and 36:
The Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) Section 20:
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E ½ SW ¼) Section 21:
The East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E ½ SW ¼) Section 22:
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) Section 23:
The South Half (S ½) and the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) Section 24:
The South Half (S ½) and the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) Section 29:
The West Half (W1/2) and the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 30;
Section 31;
The West Half (W1/2) and the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter (W1/2SE1/4)of Section 32;
The East Half of the Southeast Quarter (E ½ SE ¼) Section 32:
The West Half (W ½) of section 34:
The East Half (E1/2) of Section 34;
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) Section 35:
The Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) and the North Half (N1/2) of Section 35.
 
 
FOREST TOWNSHIP     (Township 98 North, Range 24 West)    Winnebago County, Iowa:
 
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24,25,26,27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34,35 and 36:
The East Half (E ½) and all of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) lying south of the Rock Island Railroad, Section 5;
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E ½ SW ¼) Section 6:
The South Half (S ½) and the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter (E ½ NW ¼) Section 7.
 
NEWTON TOWNSHIP     (Township 99 North, Range 24 West)    Winnebago County, Iowa:
 
Sections 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36:
The Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) Section 28.
 
CENTER TOWNSHIP     (Township 99 North, Range 23 West) Winnebago County, Iowa:
 
The North Half (N ½) and the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) and North Half of the Southwest Quarter (N ½ SW ¼) and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) Section 30:
The West Half of the West Half (W ½ W ½) Section 31.
 
MOUNT VALLEY TOWNSHIP    (Township 98 North, Range 23 West)    Winnebago County, Iowa:
 
Sections 6, 7, 8,9,13,14,15,16,17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29, 30, 31, 32,33,34,35,and 36;
The Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter (W ½ SE ¼) and the South Half of the Northwest quarter (S ½ NW ¼) Section 4;
The South Half (S ½) Section 5;
The West Half (W ½) Section 10.
The North Half of the Northeast Quarter ( N ½ NE ¼) and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE ¼ NE ¼) and the East Half of the Southeast Quarter (E ½ SE ¼) Section 36.
 
GRANT TOWNSHIP (Township 98 North, Range 26 West)
 
Sections 25, 26, and 27;
The Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 31;
The East Half (E1/2) and the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section 32;
Sections 33,34,35 and 36.
 
WORTH COUNTY
 
FERTILE TOWNSHIP   (Township 98 North, Range 22 West)    Worth County, Iowa:
 
Sections 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35:
The Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E ½ SW ¼) and the South 30 acres of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) Section 17:
The Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) Section 26.
 
 
CERRO GORDO COUNTY
 
GRANT TOWNSHIP     (Township 97 North, Range 22 West) Cerro Gordo County, Iowa:
 
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12: 
The Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter (N ½ NE ¼) and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SE ¼ NE ¼) Section 14.
 
The North Half (N ½) Section 15;
The North Half (N ½) Section 16;
The North Half (N ½) Section 17;
 
 
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP    (Township 97 North, Range 21 West)   Cerro Gordo County, Iowa:
 
73.65 acres West of County Road in the West Half of the Southwest Quarter (W ½ SW ¼) Section 6;
The West Half (W ½) Section 7.
 
 
HANCOCK COUNTY
 
MADISON TOWNSHIP    (Township 97 North, Range 24 West)   Hancock County, Iowa:
 
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24;
 
The Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) and 2 ½ Acres Southwest of the Railroad in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE ¼ SE ¼) Section 16;
The West ½ and the West ½ of the East ½ of Section 17;
The North Half (N1/2) of Section 19;
The Northwest Quarter (NW1/4) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
 
 
NW1/4NE1/4) of Section 20.
The West Half (W ½) and the West Half of the East Half (W ½ E ½) Section 25;
The East Half (E ½) and the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) Section 26;
The Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) Section 27.
 
 
ELLINGTON TOWNSHIP   (Township 97 North, Range 23 West) Hancock County, Iowa:
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22;
The Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) Section 13;
The North Half (N ½) Section 19;
The West Half (W ½) Section 23;
The North Half of the Northeast Quarter (N ½ NE ¼) and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE ¼ NW ¼) Section 28.
 
 
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP (Township 97 North, Range 25 West) 
 
Sections 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,and 24;
The North Half (N1/2) and the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section 25;
Sections 26, 27, and 28;
 
 
The North Half (N1/2) and the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 29;
The West Half (W1/2) and the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section 30;
The East Half (E1/2) and the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section 33;
The East Half (E1/2)  of Section 34;
The North Half (N1/2) and the Southwest Quarter (SW1/4) of Section 35;
The North Half of Section 36.
 
 
BINGHAM TOWNSHIP (Township 96 North, Range 26 West)
 
Sections 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.
The East Half (E1/2) of Section 7;
Sections 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and 17.
The East Half (E1/2) of Section 18;
Sections 19, 20, 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29, 31,32,33,34,35,and 36.
 
 
ORTHEL TOWNSHIP (Township 96 North, Range 26 West)
 
The West Half (W1/2) of Section 3.
 
 
 
 
 
Adoption: 3-11-13
                      
Review:  11-13-17
                                                                         
Revision: 11-13-17
                                                                       
Cross References:
 
Legal References:

1008.1-E Legal Description of School District

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1009 Professional Therapy Dogs

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES

Series 1000 - School-Community Relations

 

Professional Therapy Dogs                                                                                                  Code No. 1009

 

 

PROFESSIONAL THERAPY DOGS

Checklist of Information in Building and District Business Office Files

 

Professional Dog Owner_________________________________________________________ 

Professional Dog Handler(s)______________________________________________________

Professional Therapy Dog ________________________________________________________

School(s) in which dog will be used_________________________________________________

 

• Administrative Approval - A signed statement of the building administrator's approval for use of the Professional Therapy Dog.

 

• Health Records -A copy of annual vaccinations and exams signed by the veterinarian, including a photocopy of Rabies certificate.  It is expected that all owners will use year-round preventive medication for heartworm and external parasites.

 

• Rabies, five-way parvo/distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations

• Comprehensive wormer or a fecal check for worms

• Check for external parasite control

 

Please note: for dogs less than one year of age or receiving their first parvo/distemper and rabies vaccination, follow-up vaccines will take place in one year.  For all other dogs, these vaccinations take place every three years.

 

• Public Access Test Documentation- A certificate certifying that the handler and dog both passed the Public Access Test must be provided.

 

• Current Certification - date: _______________________

 

• Proof of Insurance

 

_________________________________                         _________________________

Dog Owner's Signature Date

 

 

_________________________________                         _________________________

Building Administrator's Signature                                                          Date

 

 

_________________________________ ________________________

Director of Finance's Signature Date

 

ADOPTION: 12-11-17

REVIEW

REVISION:

1009-E1

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES

Series 1000 - School-Community Relations

 

 

Professional Therapy Dogs                                                                                                          Code No. 1009- E1

 

 

PROFESSIONAL THERAPY DOGS VITAL INFORMATION

 

(All documentation to be filed in the building(s) in which the Professional Therapy Dog's owner works, and with the District Business Office)

 

Professional Dog Owner _______________________________________________________________

 

Professional Dog Handler(s) _____________________________________________________________

 

Professional Therapy Dog_______________________________________________________________

 

School(s) in which dog will be used________________________________________________________

 

Dog and Handler's Certification Date______________________________________________________

 

Name of Organization Certifying__________________________________________________________

 

Date for Re-certification________________________________________________________________

 

Emergency Contact Person and Phone No. for the Dog

 

1. _________________________________________________________

 

2.  _________________________________________________________

 

Therapy Dog's Veterinarian and Phone No.__________________________________________________

Dog's Date of Birth ___________________ Last Health Check ______________________

 

Annual Worm Check__________________

Rabies Vaccination Date ______________ Parvo/Distemper Date______________

Note: Five-way Parvo/Distemper (DHPP) and rabies vaccinations shall be updated every

three years; dogs less than one year of age or receiving these vaccinations for the first time

shall receive a follow-up in one year, with vaccinations every three years thereafter.

 

Verification that preventive parasite control (fleas and ticks) as well as heartworm medication is given year-round:

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

(Owner's Signature)

1009-E2

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES

Series 1000 - School-Community Relations

 

 

Professional Therapy Dogs                                                                                               Code No. 1009- E2

 

PROFESSIONAL THERAPY DOG HANDLER ETHICS

  1.  Handlers should evaluate their dog's health and attitude before each working day.
  2. It is permissible for the dog to be off-lead while in a supervised situation where it is working, but it should not be allowed to wander through the facility unsupervised.
  3. Be aware and courteous of the places your dog is welcome or allowed in each facility.

         Students should be taught to "smile and wave" (or other quiet greeting) at the dog in the hall or other less-                 structured environments to alleviate disruption of students' attention and conduct.

  1. Handlers will always clean up after the dog, inside or outside the facility.
  2.  Give verbal commands firmly and calmly and praise the dog for exemplary behavior.
  3. Students are NEVER to be left alone with a dog; a designated handler must always be present. Dogs may be left with a non-handler adult for brief periods of time when children are not present/will not have access to the dog.  When the dog is left unattended, it should be put in a crate with the door latched or in a room or office with the door closed and locked as needed.
  4. If treats are used, students should be taught to give the treat with a flat hand or drop the treat on the ground.
  5.  Always be alert to signs of stress in the dog.  Some signs of stress may be:

•                Excessive panting

•                Dog jumps or climbs on handler for security

•                Dog hides behind handler

•                Shaking or tremors, or ears and tail pressed closed to body

•                Yawning and changes in facial expression

•                Dog looks for doorway or other escape route

•                Noticeable change in behavior and/or desire to socialize

  1. Be aware of small items dropped on the floor and do not allow the dog to rummage through trash containers. Use the ''Leave it!" command if this situation arises.
  2. When working with disabled persons, the handler(s) will assist in commanding and handling the dog.
  3. Never knowingly put your dog in questionable or threatening situation.
  4. All FCCSD handlers/trainers will follow the district guidelines to ensure the safety of their dogs and students; in addition, following these guidelines will help provide for the appropriate hygiene and veterinary care for their dogs, ensuring a long and healthy certified assistance dog team relationship.

1009-E3

F. C. SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES

Series 1000 - School-Community Relations

 

 

Professional Therapy Dogs                                                                                                              Code No. 1009- E3

 

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL THERAPY DOGS

 

The Role and Purpose of Certified Assistance Dog Teams in Forest City Community Schools:

 

Professional School Therapy Dogs certified with their owners/handlers as Certified Assistance Dog Teams provide emotional and physical support in the educational setting.  These highly trained dogs model good behavior, tolerance, and acceptance. All Certified Assistance Dog Teams in the Forest City Community School District work to support and positively influence student achievement.

 

I. Professional Therapy Dogs - definition

A. Professional therapy dogs are dogs trained and tested to provide specific physical or therapeutic functions under the direction and control of a qualified handler who works with the dog as a team, and as a part of the handler's occupation or profession.

1) A professional therapy dog has been temperament tested by a trainer affiliated with an organization recognized as qualified to do temperament testing.

a. Such dogs, with their handlers, perform such functions in institutional settings, community-based group settings, or when providing services to specific persons who have disabilities.

b. Professional therapy dogs in the FCCSD are not family pets that have been certified as pet therapy animals.  (See section Ill, "Pet Visitation")

 

B. Professional therapy dogs have passed a Public Access Test administered by a trainer/evaluator recognized by Forest City CSD for this purpose. (Currently professional therapy dogs for FCCSD are trained through Cares Inc. of Concordia. KS.)

1) Handlers and their dogs will be administered the Public Access Test for re- evaluation during their first year of service and then every two years after. 

a. The Public Access re-tests may be administered by a trainer/evaluator recognized by Forest City CSD.

b. A certificate showing that the re-test has been taken should be kept in the handler's building and in the office of the Director of Finance.

2) Professional therapy dogs are owned by a professional educator in Forest City CSD who wishes to use a professional therapy dog to augment his/her educational program.

a. See attached Therapy Dog Handler Ethics

b. See attached documentation requirements (checklist of information) for Certified Assistance Dog Teams in the FCCSD.

 

C. Professional Therapy Dogs may be used in the school setting on a regular basis when the following documentation is in place:

1) Administrative Approval

a. The use of the animal or animals must be approved by the administrator(s) of the building(s) in which the Professional Therapy Dog's handler works.

b. A letter stating this approval should be written and kept on file in the building.  A copy should be sent to the Director of Finance.

2) Health Records and Hygiene/Animal Care

a. The owner/handler must provide a record of annual vaccinations received by the dog and signed by a veterinarian; these health records should be kept on file in the school building and in the office of the Director of Finance.

1) The dog should receive a Bordetella vaccination annually; rabies vaccinations and five-way parvo/distemper (DHPP) shall be updated every three years.  Please note:  dogs less than one year of age or receiving their rabies and parvo vaccinations for the first time shall receive a follow-up vaccine in one year, with vaccinations every three years thereafter.

2) The dog should be given a comprehensive wormer or fecal check for worms annually.

3) The dog should be checked for external parasite control.

4) All owners will give preventive parasite (fleas and ticks) control and heartworm medication year-round.  Annual tests for heartworm are recommended.  Please note: Frontline Plus is recommended by the veterinarian on BCSD's professional therapy dog committee - this is due to its non-toxic nature, which is important in a school environment.

5) The dog should be groomed and bathed regularly.  For dogs in a working environment, monthly to bi-monthly baths are recommended as is daily brushing.  (Good judgment should be used based on the dog's hair, skin, and dander concerns.)  The owner/handler must also ensure proper health care through regular (several times weekly) brushing of the dog's teeth, regular nail trimming as needed, and weekly cleaning/checks of the dog's ears.

3) Public Access Test Documentation

a. A copy of the Public Access Test certificate of completion should be kept on file in the school building and in the office of the Director of Finance.

1) A certificate certifying that the handler and the dog both passed the Public Access Test must be sent by the certifying institution to the Director of Finance.

2) Records of advanced obedience, agility, or other training may be kept updated in the employee's file.

 

D.   Review of Professional School Therapy Dog Guidelines and Procedures:

1) Professional Therapy Dog guidelines and procedures will be reviewed annually with all staff and students at the start of the academic year.

2) Review of guidelines and procedures will take place as needed (determined by the administrator and dog owner/handler) throughout the year

 

II. Oversight Committee

A. A committee of objective persons knowledgeable in the use of therapy dogs is established to help with issues and questions that may arise concerning handlers or dogs.

1) The present members of the committee are:

a. Guidance Counselor and Professional Therapy Dog Handler 

b. Professional Therapy Dog Owners in the FCCSD

c. Parent Representative

d. District and/or Building Administrator (on-call)

e. Local veterinarian (on-call)

2) Concerns should be directed to the district administrator who will address the issues with the Oversight Committee.

 

B.  The purpose of the Oversight Committee will be to:

1) Provide ongoing training for Professional Therapy Dogs and handlers.

2) Provide general assistance with questions and answers pertinent to use of Professional Therapy Dogs.

3) Review Professional Therapy Dog policies, procedures, and guidelines.

4) Educate and communicate with the school community regarding the use and value of Professional Therapy Dogs.

 

III. Pet Visitation Dogs - definition

A. A pet visitation dog is a dog owned by a volunteer or student who is NOT employed by Forest City CSD but who has received registration and/or recognition for volunteer pet visitation.

1) These dogs are NOT considered to be Professional Therapy Dogs.

2) For a dog to be used on a volunteer basis, these guidelines must be followed:

a. If the handler of the dog is an employee of Forest City CSD, the dog and handler MUST be certified under the Professional Therapy Dog guidelines listed above.

b. The dog may be used no more often than one visitation per week for a two-hour interval of time.

1) Should the dog be used more often or for longer periods, it must pass all requirements for Professional Therapy Dog status before it may be used at school.

 

B. The following documents must be kept on file in the office of the Director of Finance and the building(s) in which the pet visitation dog is used.

1) Current certification /registration from the therapy dog organization doing the evaluation and testing.   Only dogs registered with Therapy Dogs International (DI)P, Therapy Dogs Incorporated (TDinc.)  or Delta Society Pet Partners are allowed.

2) Current veterinary records of worming schedules and annual vaccinations for five-way Parvo and Bordetella as well as rabies vaccinations every three years.

3) Proof of insurance

4) A letter of approval from the building administrator(s).

 

IV. The privilege to bring the dog into the school setting may be terminated should the handler or dog behave in a way deemed unprofessional or unsafe.

 

V. When an educator uses a professional therapy dog according to the above guidelines, the educator will be covered by their private insurance policy (minimum $1 million liability coverage).