Students attending the public schools have a right to pursue their
education, including school-related activities, free of interruption by
people not associated with the schools or school programs. This right
extends to the school grounds as well as to the school buildings.
Consequently, students should not be subjected to situations in which
they are required to interact with members of the public without their
prior consent or that of their parents, as appropriate.
The schools receive many visitors - parents, researchers,
investigators, recruiters, news reporters and others - who contribute
much to the achievement of our educational goals. School officials have
the responsibility to manage access to the schools and school grounds
by visitors in a manner that is consistent with the primary purpose of
the schools, which is education.
All visitors who wish to meet, speak with, interview or photograph
students must first request permission from the Principal’s Office.
Such request should state clearly the purpose of the visit. The
Principal will determine the appropriateness of the request and the
time, location and conditions for such meetings.
(See also Policy KB Parent Involvement in the Schools and KF Use of Public School Facilities after Regular School Hours.)
MGL 71:71 Use of School Property; Purposes
MGL 272:40 Disturbance of School or Public Meeting
Region Voted to Approve: 10/8/91
Amherst Voted to Approve: 11/19/91
Pelham Voted to Approve:
Effective Date: 10/8/91