4200 Policy – Parent Access and Safe and Orderly Learning Environment

Contacts with Staff

The learning environment and the staff’s time for students will be free from interruption. Except in emergencies, staff will not be unreasonably interrupted in their work. Brief messages will be recorded so as to permit the staff member to return the call when free.

Certificated staff will be available for the benefit of planning for meetings and working with students and community members before or after their scheduled instructional time. Students and community members are urged to make appointments with staff to assure an uninterrupted conference.

No one will solicit funds or conduct private business with staff on school time and premises.


The board welcomes and encourages visits to school by parents/guardians, community members and interested educators. Parents are assured access to their child’s classroom as well as school sponsored activities for purposes of observing class procedure, teaching material and class conduct. However, such observation must not disrupt the classroom or learning activity. The superintendent or designee will establish guidelines governing school visits to insure orderly operation of the educational process and the safety of students and staff.

Disruption of School Operations
The superintendent or staff member in charge will direct a person to leave immediately if any person is:

A. Under the influence of controlled substances, including marijuana (cannabis) or alcohol; or

B. Is disrupting or obstructing any school program, activity, or meeting; or

C. Threatens to do so or is committing, threatening to imminently commit; or

D. Inciting another to imminently commit any act which would disturb or interfere with or obstruct any lawful task, function, process or procedure (of any student, official, classified or certificated staff member or invitee) of the school district.

If such a person refuses to leave, the superintendent or staff member will immediately call for the assistance of a law enforcement officer.

Approved By: Greg Baker, Superintendent and Kelly Bashaw, School Board President
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 03/12/13
Adopted/Revised: 07/16/09; 03/12/13; 01/26/17; 10/17/18;
Updated: 04/20/22
Superintendent or Board Approved: Board Approved
Cross References: Content

3510 – Associated Student Bodies
3124 – Removal-Release of Student During School Hours
5231 – Teacher School Day

Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.605.020 – Parents’ access to classroom or school sponsored activities — Limitation
RCW 28A.635.020 – Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when — Penalty
RCW 28A.635.030 – Disturbing school, school activities, or meetings — Penalty
RCW 28A.635.090 – Interfering by force or violence — Penalty
RCW 28A.635.100 – Intimidating any administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student by threat of force or violence unlawful — Penalty
20 U.S.C. 7908 – Armed Forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information

Management Resources: Content

2013 – February Issue