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9160 Policy - 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 District, but the Board also acknowledges its duty to maintain order and preserve the facilities of the District during the conduct of such events.


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 District.


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


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 protect 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.


Service animals used by persons requiring this type of assistance shall be permitted in all District facilities and at all school events. The person may be asked to provide evidence of the animal's certification for that purpose.


Companion animals shall not be permitted at after-school and evening co-curricular and extra-curricular events.


The Board is aware of the increasing desire of many parents and other members of an audience to use 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 Board authorizes the Superintendent to establish rules and procedures governing the use of nondistrict audio/visual devices and equipment at any District-sponsored event or activity, particularly athletic events, dramatic presentations, and graduation ceremonies. 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 the 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.


All notices, signs, schedules, and other communications about school events shall contain the following statement:


"Upon request to the Superintendent, submitted twenty-four (24) hours in advance, the District shall make reasonable accommodation including the provision of informational material in an alternative format as necessary for a disabled person to be able to participate in this activity."

Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:32 PM