Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

9160 - PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL EVENTS

The Board of Education welcomes the attendance of members of the community at athletic and other public events held by the schools in the County, but the Board also acknowledges its duty to maintain order and preserve the facilities of the County during the conduct of such events.

The Board holds the legal authority to bar the attendance of or remove any person whose conduct may constitute a disruption at a school event. School administrators have the authority to call law enforcement officials if a person violates posted regulations or does not leave school property when requested. They are also authorized to use detectors and other devices to better ensure the safety and well-being of participants and visitors.

The Board directs that no alcoholic beverage or other controlled substance be possessed, consumed, or distributed at any function sponsored by the Board District and/or at any function occurring on District premises.

If a student or adult is asked to leave or is removed from a school event, no admission fees shall be refunded.

Guide dogs used by persons requiring this type of assistance shall be permitted in all County facilities and at all school events. The person must provide evidence of the dog’s certification for that purpose. If the dog is still in training, proof of liability insurance is to be provided.

The Board is aware of the increasing desire of many parents and other members of an audience to use "cam-corders" and other audio/visual devices at school events. It has no objection, providing their use neither interferes with the conduct of the particular activity nor impinges on the enjoyment of the event by other members of the audience.

The Superintendent shall ensure that all notices, signs, schedules, and other communications about school events contain the following statement:

"Upon timely request to the principal, the school shall make reasonable accommodation for a disabled person to be able to participate as part of the viewing public in this activity."