Policy 903:  Relations Between School Personnel and the Public 

 
 
903.2 Gifts to Unit Personnel
The Board of Directors discourages staff members and employees of the school district from receiving gifts from students of parents.

The acceptance of a token of appreciation is not to be considered in violation of this policy.

Date of Adoption: November 12, 1974

Reviewed: May 11, 1992; Feb. 11, 2002; Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended:

 

903.3 Citizen Assistance to School Personnel
The Board of Directors encourages the use of community resources and citizens to assist in furthering the educational program of the school system. One of the greatest resources available may be found in the citizens of the community who have special knowledge and particular talents to contribute to the educational program.

The use of outside personnel and resources will be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.

Date of Adoption: November 12, 1974

Reviewed: May 11, 1992; Feb. 11, 2002; Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended:

 

903.4 Public Conduct on School Premises
School sponsored activities are an important part of the school program and offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities not offered during the regular school day. School sponsored activities are provided for the enjoyment and opportunity for involvement they afford the students.

Spectators are permitted to attend school-sponsored 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 school sponsored 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 sponsored activities to perform their duties without interference, the following provisions are in effect:

  • Abusive, verbal or physical conduct of spectators directed at participants, officials or sponsors will not be tolerated.
  • Verbal or physical conduct of spectators that interferes with the performance of students, officials or sponsors will be not tolerated.
  • The use of vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression directed at students, officials, sponsors or at other spectators will not be tolerated.

If a spectator becomes physically or verbally abusive, uses vulgar, obscene or demeaning expression 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 to the Board of Directors the exclusion of the spectator at future sponsored activities.

Upon recommendation of the superintendent, the board shall cause a notice of exclusion from school sponsored activities to be sent to the spectator involved. The notice shall advise the spectator of the school 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 may be contacted and asked to remove the spectator. If a spectator has been notified of exclusion and thereafter attends an activity, the spectator shall be advised that his/her attendance will result in prosecution. The school district may obtain a court order for permanent exclusion from future school sponsored activities.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code SS279.8; 716.7 (1999)


Date of Adoption: December 13, 1999

Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2002; Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended:

 

903.5 Pubic Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program
PAD programs are designed to improve survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. PAD programs include placement of AEDs throughout the community and training of lay rescuers in CPR and use of the AED.

The Mount Pleasant Community School District will follow the Iowa Statewide Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Protocol. (See RP903.6) In the event of an emergency, 911 will be activated and the AED will be used when available and applicable.

AEDs will be located at the Mapleleaf Complex, High School Commons Area, and Middle School Gymnasium.

Henry County Health Center Emergency Department will provide CPR/AED training for volunteer PAD providers including administrators, nurses, coaches, and other interested staff.  Training will be offered every other year.

Date of Adoption: October 14, 2002


Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended:

 

RP903.5 Defibrillation Protocol
 
 
 
 
 
Date of Adoption: October 14, 2002

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended:

 

903.6 Naming School Facilities
The Mount Pleasant Community School District Board of Education is responsible for naming facilities, which includes buildings, athletic fields, and all other areas owned, operated, or controlled by the Mount Pleasant Community School District.

The School Board may elect to name facilities in recognition of individuals who have had direct, substantial, and active association with the District, and have exemplified the District Mission. Selection will also be based on the individual’s record of character, leadership, achievements of extraordinary and lasting distinction, and humanitarian service. This policy does not bind the Board of Education to name buildings or facilities after persons who have contributed to the district. Buildings and facilities may be named for persons of merit or locations.

To eliminate spontaneous or emotional responses, typically nominations will not be considered until five years after service, contribution or death of the individual or the last designation of a name of the building or facility.

All requests for the naming of facilities must be presented to the Superintendent through a formal letter with the reason(s) for the request. The School Board’s Site Committee has the responsibility to review the request, study the impact of the request on the District and community, and make a recommendation to the entire Board of Education.

Adopted: November 13, 2006

Reviewed: Oct. 8, 2007; Oct. 8, 2012; April 13, 2015

Amended: