Vincennes School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


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

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

The Board directs that no alcoholic beverage or other controlled substance be possessed, consumed, or distributed, nor any betting occur at any function sponsored by the Corporation or at any function occurring on Corporation premises.

Raffles and similar forms of fund-raising by Corporation-related organizations may be permitted by the Superintendent in accordance with Policy 9211 - Corporation Support Organizations and Policy 9700 - Relations with Special Interest Groups.

No qualified person with a disability will, because the Corporation's facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by persons with disabilities, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which Section 504/ADA applies.

The Board is aware of the increasing desire of many parents and other members of an audience to make audio and/or video recordings of school events.

Such recordings can be made by parents or other members of the audience without restriction if the performance is not of copyrighted material. However, if the performance is of copyrighted material, recording can be made if the appropriate license authorizing such recordings has been secured in advance by the Corporation. If the performance is of copyrighted material and the necessary license has not been secured in advance by the Corporation, the audience shall be advised before the performance begins that audio and/or video recordings that will be re-broadcast or distributed in any way, such as posting on the internet, are prohibited.

The Board authorizes the Superintendent to establish rules and procedures governing the use of noncorporation audio/visual recording equipment at any Corporation-sponsored event or activity. Such rules are to be distributed in such a manner that members of the audience who wish to record the event are aware of the rules early enough to make proper arrangements to obtain their recordings without causing delay or disruption to an activity.

Any person or organization seeking to film students or a school activity which is not a public event shall obtain prior permission from the Superintendent.

The Superintendent shall ensure that all notices, signs, schedules, and other communications about school events contain the following language: "The activity site is fully-accessible. Any person requiring further accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator, at the School Corporation's central office."

For any school-related activity at which tickets for admission are sold, the Superintendent is authorized to allocate a certain number of tickets to be available at no charge, or at a reduced fee determined by the appropriate administrator.

I.C. 20-26-8-1
29 U.S.C. 794, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
34 C.F.R. Part 104
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended

Revised 5/99
Revised 9/19/11
Revised 12/16/13
Revised 1/25/16

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