Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

3362.01 - CIVILITY

All members of the Decatur County Community School Corporation will treat parents and other members of the public with respect and expect the same in return. Our school is committed to maintaining orderly educational and administrative processes in keeping schools and administrative offices free from disruptions and preventing unauthorized persons from entering School/Corporation grounds.

This policy promotes mutual respect, civility and orderly conduct among our school community's employees, parents, and public. This policy is not intended to deprive any person of his/her right to freedom of expression, but only to maintain, to the extent possible, and reasonable a safe, harassment-free work place for students and staff in the interest of presenting Decatur County Community School employees as positive role models to the children of our School Corporation and greater school community. Decatur County Community Schools encourage positive communication and discourages volatile, hostile or aggressive actions. The school seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.

DISRUPTIONS

Any individual who disrupts or threatens to disrupt normal school/office operations and its events, threatens the health and safety of students or staff, willfully causes property damage; uses loud and/or offensive language which could provoke a violent reaction; or who has otherwise established a continued pattern of unauthorized entry on School Corporation property, will be directed to leave school property promptly.

If any member of the public uses obscenities or speaks in a demanding, loud, insulting and/or demeaning manner, the administrator or employee to whom the remarks are directed will calmly and politely admonish the speaker to communicate civilly.

If corrective action is not taken by the abusive party, the employee will verbally notify the abusing party that the meeting conference or telephone conversation is terminated and, if the meeting or conference is on school premises, the offending person will be directed to promptly leave.

When an individual is directed to leave the building, the Principal or designee shall inform the person that s/he will be banned from future contact for thirty (30) days after being directed to leave or within seven (7) days if the person is a parent/guardian of a student attending that school. Patrons may be banned up to one (1) year for physical violence or if they incite such violence.

If an individual refuses to leave upon the request or returns before the applicable period of time, the Building Principal or designee may notify law enforcement officials.

I.C. 20-33-9, I.C. 35-43-2, I.C. 35-45-2-1

Revised 4/11/12