900 PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Code No.  900

 

 

PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS

 

 

Successful education programs require the support of the school district community.  The board addresses the importance of the role of the school district community in the school district in this series of the policy manual.  The board recognizes this support is dependent on the school district community's understanding of participation in the efforts, goals, problems and programs of the school district.

 

In this section, the board sets out its policies defining its relationship with the school district community.  In striving to obtain the support of the school district community, the board will:

 

            * Provide access to school district records;

 

* Inform the school district community of the school district's goals, objectives, achievements, and needs;

 

            * Invite the input of the school district community; and,

 

            * Encourage cooperation between the school district and the school district community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 3/11/02; 3/12/07; 3/14/12; 3/13/17           Revised            

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

901 PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RECORDS

 Code No.  901

 

 

PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RECORDS

 

 

Public records of the school district may be viewed by the public during the regular business hours of the administration offices of the school district.  These hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays and recesses.

 

Persons wishing to view the school district's public records shall contact the board secretary and make arrangements for the viewing.  The board secretary will make arrangements for viewing the records as soon as practicable, depending on the nature of the request.

 

Persons may request copies of public records in writing, including electronically. The school district may require pre-payment of the costs prior to copy and mailing.

 

Persons wanting copies may be assessed a fee for the copy.  Persons wanting compilation of data may be assessed a fee for the time of the employee to compile the requested data.  Printing of materials for the public at the expense of the school district shall only occur when the event is sponsored by the school district.

 

Records defined by law as confidential records shall be viewed or copied upon receipt of written permission by the board secretary or superintendent from the person or entity whose confidential records are being requested.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the board secretary to maintain accurate and current records of the school district.  It shall be the responsibility of the board secretary to respond in a timely manner to requests for viewing and receiving public information of the school district.

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 291.6 (2005).

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 88.

                                    1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 158.

                                    1968 Op. Att'y Gen. 656.

 

 

Cross Reference:        215    Board of Directors' Records

                                    401.5  Employee Records

                                    506    Student Records

                                    708    Care, Maintenance, and Disposal of School District Records

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/12/07; 3/14/12; 3/13/17           Revised            08/08/05; 8/14/06      

                                                                 

 

 

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902 PRESS, RADIO, AND TELEVISION NEWS MEDIA

902.1 NEWS MEDIA RELATIONS

Code No.  902.1

 

 

NEWS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

 

The board recognizes the value of and supports open, fair and honest communication with the news media.  The board will maintain a cooperative relationship with the news media.  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 board president shall be the spokesperson for the board, and the superintendent shall be the spokesperson for 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 facts and board positions in response to inquiries 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 279.8 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           708  Care, Maintenance, and Disposal of School District Records

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/99; 3/11/02; 3/12/07; 3/12/12; 3/13/17           Revised            

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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902.2 NEWS CONFERENCES AND INTERVIEWS

Code No.  902.2

 

 

NEWS CONFERENCES AND INTERVIEWS

 

 

The superintendent, on behalf of the board and the school district, may hold a news conference or respond to a request for an interview with the news media.

The superintendent shall respond accurately, openly, honestly, and objectively to inquiries from the news media about the school district.

 

News conferences and interviews planned or pre-arranged for school district activities shall include the board and the superintendent.  News conferences for issues requiring an immediate response may be held by the superintendent.  It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether a news conference or interview shall be held to provide an immediate response to an issue.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to keep the board apprised of news conferences and interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22; 279.8 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           901  Public Communications

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 3/11/02; 3/12/07; 3/14/12; 3/13/17           Revised            

                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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902.3 NEWS RELEASES

Code No.  902.3

 

 

NEWS RELEASES

 

 

The superintendent shall determine when a news release about internal school district and board matters will be issued.  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 release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Widmer v. Reitzler, 182 N.W.2d 177 (Iowa 1970).

                                    Dobrovolny v. Reinhardt, 173 N.W.2d 837 (Iowa 1970).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 21.4; 22.7 (1993).

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 73.

                                    1952 Op. Att'y Gen. 133.

 

 

 

Cross Reference:           902  Press, Radio and Television News Media

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 3/11/02; 3/12/07; 3/14/12; 3/13/17           Revised            

                                            

 

 

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902.4 LIVE BROADCAST OR VIDEO TAPING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS

Code No.  902.4

 

 

LIVE BROADCAST OR VIDEO TAPING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS

 

 

Students, for an educational purpose, or others, 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 buildings and sites to accommodate the request.

 

It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether the request is unduly burdensome and whether the broadcast or taping will interfere with or disrupt the school district event.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations outlining the procedures for making the request and the rules for operation if the request is granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 21.4, .7; 22; 279.8 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           902.1  News Media Relations

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 3/11/02; 3/12/07; 3/14/12; 3/13/17                Revised            

                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

903 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

903.1 SCHOOL--COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

Code No.  903.1

 

 

SCHOOL - COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

The board values the participation and the support of school district- community associations, including, but not limited to, the booster club and the Parent-Teacher Organization, which strive for the betterment of the school district and the education program.  The board will work closely with these associations.

 

Prior to any purchase of, or fund-raising for, the purchase of goods or services for the school district, the association shall confer with the superintendent to assist the association in purchasing goods or services to meet the school district's needs.

 

Funds raised by these associations for the school district may be kept as part of the accounts of the school district.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to be the liaison with the school district-community associations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 291.13 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           903  Public Participation in the School District

 

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                               

 

 

 

 

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903.2 COMMUNITY RESOURCE PERSONS AND VOLUNTEERS

Code No.  903.2

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE PERSONS AND VOLUNTEERS

 

 

The board recognizes the valuable resource it has in the members of the school district community.  When possible and in concert with the education program, members of the school district community may be asked to make presentations to the students or to assist employees in duties other than teaching.  The school district may officially recognize the contributions made by volunteers.

 

Recruitment, training, utilization, and the maintenance of records for the purposes of insurance coverage and/or recognition of school district volunteers is the responsibility of the superintendent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.3, .14; 491.5; 497.33; 498.35; 504A.4(14), .101; 613; 670 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           603 Instructional Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                                       

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

903.3 VISITORS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES

Code No.  903.3

 

 

VISITORS TO SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES

 

 

The board welcomes the interest of parents and other members of the school district community and invites them to visit the school buildings and sites.  Visitors, which include persons other than employees or students, must notify the principal of their presence in the facility upon arrival.

 

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 employees shall not take time from their duties to discuss matters with visitors.

 

Visitors shall conduct themselves in a manner fitting to their age level and maturity and with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of others while attending school events.  Visitors failing to conduct themselves accordingly may be asked to leave the premises.  Children who wish to visit school must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

 

It shall be the responsibility of employees to report inappropriate conduct.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and principals to take the action necessary to cease the inappropriate conduct.  If the superintendent or principals are not available, a school district employee shall act to cease the inappropriate conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 716.7 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           903.2 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

903.4 PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES

Code No. 903.4

 

 

PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES

 

 

Extracurricular activities are an important part of the school program.  Extracurricular activities offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities not offered during the regular school day.  Extracurricular activities are provided for the enjoyment and opportunity for involvement they afford the students.

 

Spectators are permitted to attend extracurricular activities only as guests of the school district, and, accordingly as a condition of such permission, they must comply with the school district's rules and policies.  Spectators will not be allowed to interfere with the enjoyment of the students participating, other spectators or with the performance of employees and officials supervising the extracurricular activity.  Spectators, like the student participants, are expected to display mature behavior and sportsmanship.  The failure of spectators 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, and to permit the sponsors and officials of extracurricular activities to perform their duties without interference, the following provisions are in effect:

 

A.        Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of spectators directed at participants, officials or sponsors of extracurricular activities will not be tolerated.

 

B.         Verbal or physical conduct of spectators that interferes with the performance of students, officials or sponsors of extracurricular activities will not be tolerated.

 

C.         The use of vulgar or obscene language directed at students, officials or sponsors participating in an extracurricular activity will not be tolerated.

 

If a spectator at an extracurricular activity becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar or obscene language, or in any way impedes the performance of an activity, the spectator may be removed from the event by the individual in charge of the event and the superintendent may recommend the exclusion of the spectator at future extracurricular activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised             10/09/07            

                                                                     

 

 

 

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Code No. 903.4

 

 

PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PREMISES

 

 

Upon recommendation of the superintendent, the board shall cause a notice of exclusion from extracurricular activities to be sent to the spectator involved.  The notice shall advise the spectator of the district's right to exclude the individual from school district activities and events and the duration of the exclusion.  If the spectator disobeys the district's order, law enforcement authorities will be contacted and asked to remove the spectator.  If a spectator has been notified of exclusion and thereafter attends an extracurricular activity, the spectator shall be advised that his/her attendance will result in prosecution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 716.7 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           903  Public Participation in the School District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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903.5 DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS

Code No. 903.5 

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS

 

 

The board recognizes that students, employees, parents or citizens may want to distribute materials within the school district that are non-curricular.  Non-curricular materials to be distributed must be approved by the building principal and meet certain standards prior to their distribution.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principals to draft administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           U.S. Const. amend. I.

                                    Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

                                    Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

                                    New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985).

                                    Tinker v. Des Moines Ind. Comm. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969).

                                    Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.22; 282.3 (1993).

 

 

Cross References:      502    Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                    504.3  Student Publications

                                    603.9  Academic Freedom

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                   

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

903.5R1 DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS REGULATION

Code No. 903.5R1

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS REGULATION

 

            I.          Guidelines.

 

Students have the right to exercise freedom of speech.  This includes the right to distribute, at reasonable times and places, unofficial written material, petitions, buttons, badges or other insignia, except expression which:

 

                        (a)        is obscene to minors;

                        (b)        is libelous;

                        (c)        contains indecent, vulgar, profane or lewd language;

                        (d)        advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law;

(e)        constitutes insulting or fighting words, the very expression of which injures or harasses other people (e.g., threats of violence, defamation of character or of a person's race, religion, gender, disability, age or ethnic origin);

(f)        presents a clear and present likelihood that, either because of its content or the manner of distribution, it will cause a material and substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities, will cause the commission of unlawful acts or the violation of lawful school regulations.

Distribution on school premises of material in categories (a) through (d) to any student is prohibited.  Distribution on school premises of material in categories (e) and (f) to a substantial number of students is prohibited.

 

            II.         Procedures.

Anyone wishing to distribute unofficial written material must first submit for approval a copy of the material to the building principal at least twenty-four hours in advance of desired distribution time, together with the following information:

1.         Name and phone number of the person submitting request and, if a student, the homeroom number;

                        2.         Date(s) and time(s) of day of intended display or distribution;

                        3.         Location where material will be displayed or distributed;

                        4.         The grade(s) of students to whom the display or distribution is intended.

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          03/09/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                                      

 

 

 

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                                                                                                            Code No. 903.5R1

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS REGULATION

 

 

                        Within twenty-four hours of submission, the principal will render a decision whether the material violates the guidelines in subsection I or the time, place and manner restrictions in subsection III of this policy.  In the event that permission to distribute the material is denied, the person submitting the request should be informed in writing of the reasons for the denial.  Permission to distribute material does not imply approval of its contents by either the school, the administration, the board or the individual reviewing the material submitted.

 

                        If the person submitting the request does not receive a response within twenty-four hours of submission, the person shall contact the building principal's office to verify that the lack of response was not due to an inability to locate the person.  If the person has made this verification

and there is no response to the request, the material may be distributed    in accordance with the time, place and manner provisions in subsection III.

 

                        If the person is dissatisfied with the decision of the principal, the person may submit a written request for appeal to the superintendent.  If the person does not receive a response within three school days of submitting the appeal, the person shall contact the  superintendent to verify that the lack of response is not due to an inability to locate the person.  If the person has made this verification and there is no response to the appeal, the material may be distributed in accordance with the time, place and manner provisions in subsection III.

 

                        At every level of the process the person submitting the request shall have

                        the right to appear and present the reasons, supported by relevant witnesses

                        and material, as to why distribution of the written material is appropriate.

 

                        Permission to distribute material does not imply approval of its contents by either the school district, the board, the administration or the individual reviewing the material submitted.

 

III.       Time, place and manner of distribution.

 

                        The distribution of written material is prohibited when it blocks the safe flow of traffic within corridors and entrance ways of the school or otherwise disrupts school activities.  The distribution of unofficial material shall be limited to a reasonable time, place and manner as follows:

 

                        1.         The material shall be distributed from a table set up for the purpose in a location designated by the principal, which location shall not block the safe flow of traffic or block the corridors or entrance ways, but which shall give reasonable access to students.

 

 

 

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                                                                                                            Code No. 903.5R1

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS REGULATION

 

 

2.         The material shall be distributed either before and/or after the regular instructional day.

 

3.         No written material may be distributed during and at the place of a normal school activity if it is reasonably likely to cause a material and substantial disruption of that activity.

 

            IV.       Definitions.

 

                        The following definitions apply to the following terms used in this policy:

 

                        1.         "Obscene to minors" is defined as:

 

(a)        The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the written material, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest of minors of the age to whom distribution is requested;

 

(b)        The material depicts or describes, in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community concerning how such conduct should be presented to minors of the age to whom distribution is requested, sexual conduct such as intimate sexual acts (normal or perverted), masturbation, excretory functions, and lewd exhibition of the genitals; and

 

(c)        The material, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value for minors.

 

                        2.         "Minor" means any person under the age of eighteen.

 

3.         "Material and substantial disruption" of a normal school activity is defined as follows:

 

(a)        Where the normal school activity is an educational program of the district for which student attendance is compulsory, "material and substantial disruption" is defined as any disruption which interferes with or impedes the implementation of that program.

 

(b)        Where the normal school activity is voluntary in nature (including, without limitation, school athletic events, school plays and concerts, and lunch periods), "material and substantial disruption" is defined as student rioting, unlawful seizures of property, widespread shouting or boisterous demonstration, sit-in, stand-in, walk-out, or other related forms of activity. 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                            Code No. 903.5R1

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS REGULATION

 

 

In order for expression to be considered disruptive, there must exist specific facts upon which the likelihood of disruption can be forecasted including past experience in the school, current events influencing student activities and behavior, and instances of actual or threatened disruption relating to the written material in question.

 

4.         "School activities" means any activity of students sponsored by the school and includes, by way of example but not limited to, classroom work, library activities, physical education classes, official assemblies and other similar gatherings, school athletic contests, band concerts, school plays and in-school lunch periods.

 

5.         "Unofficial" written material includes all written material except school newspapers, literary magazines, yearbooks, and other publications funded and/or sponsored or authorized by the school.  Examples include leaflets, brochures, flyers, petitions, placards and underground newspapers, whether written by students or others.

 

6.         "Libelous" is a false and unprivileged statement about a specific individual that tends to harm the individual's reputation or to lower him/her in the esteem of the community.

 

7.         "Distribution" means circulation or dissemination of written material by means of handing out free copies, selling or offering copies for sale and accepting donations for copies.  It includes displaying written material in areas of the school which are generally frequented by students.

 

            V.        Disciplinary action.

 

Distribution by any student of unofficial written material prohibited in subsection I or in violation of subsection III may be halted, and students may be subject to discipline including suspension and expulsion.  Any other party violating this policy may be requested to leave the school property immediately and, if necessary, local law enforcement officials will be called.

 

            VI.       Notice of policy to students.

 

A copy of this policy will be published in student handbooks and posted conspicuously in school buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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904 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES INVOLVING STUDENTS

904.1 TRANSPORTING STUDENTS IN PRIVATE VEHICLES

Code No.  904.1

 

 

TRANSPORTING STUDENTS IN PRIVATE VEHICLES

 

 

Generally, transporting students for school purposes is done in a vehicle owned by the school district and driven by a school bus driver.  Students may be transported in private vehicles for school purposes.  It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine when this is appropriate.

 

Individuals transporting students for school purposes in private vehicles must have the permission of the superintendent and meet all applicable requirements set by the district. Private vehicles will be used only when:

            *The vehicle is in good condition and meets all applicable safety requirements;

            *The driver possesses a valid drivers’ license

*Proof of insurance has been supplied to the superintendent and the insurance satisfies the minimum coverage requirements for driving personal vehicles in the State of Iowa; and

*When the parents of the students to be transported have given written permission to the superintendent.

 

The school district assumes no responsibility for those students who have not received the approval of the superintendent and who ride in private vehicles for school purposes. If transportation is not provided by the school district, or if transportation provided by the school district is declined by the student or parent/guardian, then the responsibility and corresponding liability for transportation for school purposes shall rest solely with the student and the parent/guardian.

 

This policy statement applies to transportation of students for school purposes in addition to transporting students to and from their designated attendance center. The superintendent may develop an administrative process to implement this policy.

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321 (1993).

                                    281 I.A.C. 43.

 

 

Cross Reference:           711     Transportation

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          04/13/98; 4/8/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised             02/09/16           

                                                                      

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

904.2 ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION

Code No.  904.2

 

 

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION

 

 

The use of students, the school district name, or its buildings and sites for advertising and promoting products and/or services of entities and organizations operating for a profit shall be disallowed.  Nonprofit entities and organizations may be allowed to use students, the school district name, or its buildings and sites if the purpose is educationally related and prior approval has been obtained from the board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code § 279.8 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:        504.4  Student Fund-Raising

                                    904    Community Activities Involving Students

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          04/13/98; 4/08/02; 4/10/07; 4/14/12; 4/10/17           Revised            

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

905 USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT

905.1 COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES & EQUIPMENT

Code No.  905.1

 

 

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS & SITES & EQUIPMENT

 

 

The buildings and sites and equipment of the school district will be made available to local nonprofit entities which promote cultural, educational, civic, community, or recreational activities.  Such use will be permitted only when the use does not interfere with or disrupt the education program or school-related activity, the use is consistent with state law, and will end no later than midnight.  The board reserves the right to deny use of the buildings and sites and the equipment to any group.

 

Organizations, individuals, and other entities who wish to use the school district property must apply at the superintendent's office.  It shall be the responsibility of the board secretary or superintendent to determine whether the school district facility requested is available and whether the application for use meets board policy and administrative regulations.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and board secretary to provide application forms, obtain proof of insurance, and draw up the contract for use of school district property.

 

Activities in the school district buildings and sites, whether school-sponsored or not, shall be supervised by an employee of the school district unless special arrangements are made with the superintendent.  The employee shall not accept a fee from the nonprofit user.  If appropriate, the school district employee will be paid by the school district.

 

The board may allow groups, such as the Boy and Girl Scouts and 4-H, to use the buildings and sites without charge.  While such groups may use the buildings and sites without charge, they are 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.

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 276; 278.1(4); 279.8-.11; 288; 297.9-.11 (1993).

                                    1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 561.

                                    1940 Op. Att'y Gen. 232.

                                    1936 Op. Att'y Gen. 196.

 

 

Cross Reference:           905.1  Community Use of School District Building & Sites & Equipment

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          04/13/98; 5/20/02; 5/07/07; 5/09/12; 5/08/17           Revised            

                                                                 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

905.1E1 USE OF FACILITIES--APPLICATION FORM

Code No.  905.1E1

 

 

USE OF FACILITIES - APPLICATION FORM

 

The undersigned applicant makes application for the use of the school building designated below.  The applicant will provide police protection at its own expense, if necessary, to maintain order and to properly protect the building.  This is required if admission is charged.

 

Please refer to Policy 906 to determine the proper use of school facilities.  BOARD POLICY PROHIBITS SMOKING IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.   Applicant is responsible for enforcing these regulations.

 

The applicant must provide an Indemnity and Liability Insurance Agreement, Code No.  906.1E2, prior to the use of facilities.

 

 

Building:                                                             Purpose:                                                                                                 

 

Date:                                                                    Hours:                                                                                                    

Auditorium                                                       

Seating requirements on stage                                      

Tables required on stage                                                                                        

Stage curtain and attendant                                                                                                                            

Spotlights                                                                                   

Microphones                                                      Classroom

Podium                                                         

Gymnasium

Seating

Scoreboard

Public Address System

Classroom

Lunchroom

Table                      

Chairs

Other equipment                                                                    

 

Total Fee $                                                                                     

 

 

Name of organization making application:                                                                                                                              

 

Name of person making application:                                                                                                                                               

 

Address:                                                                                               Phone #:                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

(Signature of Applicant)                                                              (Date)

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

905.1E2 USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES--INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE AGREEMENT

Code No.  905.1E2

 

 

USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES - INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE AGREEMENT

 

 

The undersigned, hereafter referred to as "organization," states that it shall hold the Morning Sun Community School District, hereafter referred to as "district," harmless from any and all damages and claims that may arise by reason of any negligence on the part of the organization or the district, and its officers, employees or agents, in the use by the organization of any facilities owned by the district.  In case any action is brought therefore against the district or any of its officers, employees or agents, the organization shall assume full responsibility for the legal defense thereof, and upon its failure to do so on proper notice, the district reserves the right to defend such action and to charge all costs, including attorneys' fees, to the organization.

 

The organization agrees to furnish and maintain during the usage of the facilities owned by the district such bodily injury and property damage liability insurance as shall protect the organization and the district from claims for damages for personal injury, including accidental death, and from claims for property damages, which may arise from the organization's use of the district's facilities, whether such operations be by the organization or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by the organization.  Such insurance shall include the Morning Sun Community School District as an additional named insured in the policy carried by the organization and described above.

 

The organization shall furnish the district with a certificate of insurance acceptable to the district's insurance carrier before the contract is issued.

 

 

Dated at                     , Iowa, this       day of                 , 20   .

 

 

Morning Sun Community School District

(Organization)

 

 

 

By                                                                                                                          By                                      

                                                                                                                              Superintendent

Title                               

                                                                                                                              By                                      

Address                                                                                                                 Secretary

 

                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

905.1R1 USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES REGULATION

Code No. 905.1R1

 

 

USE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES REGULATION

 

 

1.         There shall be no alcoholic beverages brought to or consumed in the buildings or on the grounds.

 

2.         A custodian or employee must be present while the facility is being used.

 

3.         After a school building has been used by an outside group, cleaning will be done by employees assisted by a committee from the outside group.  Fees for such work will be charged to the group as part of the rental fee charged for the use of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 123.46; 142B.2, .3; 297.9 (1993).

 

 

Cross Reference:           906  Use of School District Facilities & Equipment

 

 

 

 

Approved          08/23/94           Reviewed          04/13/98; 5/20/02; 5/07/07; 5/09/12; 5/08/17           Revised            

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

MORNING SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

905.2 NICOTINE/TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Policy 905.2 TOBACCO/NICOTINE-FREE ENVIRONMENT

School district facilities and grounds, including school vehicles, are off limits for tobacco or nicotine use, including the use of look-a-likes where the original would include tobacco or nicotine. This requirement extends to students, employees and visitors. This policy applies at all times, including school-sponsored and nonschool-sponsored events. Persons failing to abide by this request are required to extinguish their smoking material, dispose of the tobacco, nicotine or other product or leave the school district premises immediately. It is the responsibility of the administration to enforce this policy.

   

 

Legal Reference:

Goals 2000: Educate America Act, Pub. L. No. 103-227, 108 Stat. 125 (1994).

House File 2212, Iowa General Assembly (2008)

Iowa Code §§ 142D; 279.8, .9; 297 (2013).

 

Cross Reference:  903.4 Public Conduct on School Premises

                              905.1 Community Use of School District Buildings & Sites & Equipment

 

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Reviewed: _____

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906 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT/DRONES

Policy 906 UNMANNED AIRCRAFTS - DRONES

The following policy applies to the extent not preempted by federal or state regulatory jurisdiction regarding unmanned aircrafts. For purposes of this policy, the term ''unmanned aircraft" means an aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.

The Morning Sun Community School District believes in maintaining the safety, security, and privacy of students, employees, and visitors. In keeping with this belief, the use or possession of unmanned aircrafts is prohibited on district property or in the space above the property that reasonably can be considered part of the district property.

The superintendent may make an exception to this policy in specific cases where the circumstances warrant such exception. In such situations and prior to approval, unmanned aircraft operators shall:

  • Supply proof of insurance meeting liability limits established by the district;
  • Present appropriate registration and authorization issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA);
  • Sign an agreement holding the district harmless from any claims of harm to individuals or damage to property; and
  • Meet additional requirements as determined appropriate by the district.

If the unmanned aircrafts are operated as part of the district curriculum, prior to adoption into the curriculum, district employees shall work with district administration to ensure the appropriate insurance, registration, and authorizations are in place.

Unmanned aircrafts shall be operated in accordance with Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union policy.

Failure to abide by this policy may result in local, state, and federal penalties if applicable.

   

 

Legal Reference:

 

FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, P.L. 112-95, Title III, Subtitle B.

Model Aircraft Operating Standards, FFA AC No. 91-57A (Sept. 2, 2015).

Office of Chief Counsel, Fed. Aviation Admin., State and Local Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Fact Sheet (Dec. 17, 2015).

Iowa Code § 279.8.

IHSAA Drone Policy

 

Cross Reference:  602.1 Curriculum Development

   

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Reviewed: _____

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