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9160 - PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL EVENTS
The School Board welcomes the attendance of members of the community at athletic and other public events held by the schools in the Corporation, but the Board also acknowledges its duty to maintain order and preserve the facilities of the Corporation during the conduct of such events.
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 ensure the safety and well-being of participants and visitors.
If a person is asked to leave or is removed from a school event, no admission fees shall be refunded.
Further, if a person is asked to leave or removed from a school event more than one (1) time in a school year, or if the severity of the incident leading to removal warrants, the Superintendent may, after either meeting with the person or offering to meet with the person but the person refuses to meet or fails to respond to the offer to meet, ban him/her from attending school events for the remainder of the school year.
The Board directs that no alcoholic beverage or other controlled substance be possessed, consumed, or distributed at any function sponsored by the Corporation and/or at any function occurring on Corporation premises.
Raffles and similar forms of fund-raising by Corporation-related organizations may be permitted by the Superintendent in accordance with Policy 9211 - Corporation Support Organizations and Policy 9700 - Relations with Special Interest Groups.
No qualified person with a disability will, because the Corporation's facilities are inaccessible to or unusable by persons with disabilities, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity to which Section 504/ADA applies.
For facilities constructed or altered after June 3, 1977, the Corporation will comply with applicable accessibility standards. For those existing facilities constructed prior to June 3, 1977, the Corporation is committed to operating its programs and activities so that they are readily accessible to persons with disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, providing accommodations to parents with disabilities who desire access to their child's educational program or meetings pertinent thereto.
Individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to purchase tickets for events that have been sanctioned or approved by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
Further, in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the Board shall permit individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in all areas of the Districtís facilities where members of the public, as participants in services, programs or activities, or as invitees, are allowed to go (see also Policy 8390 and AG 8390).
The Board is aware of the increasing desire of many parents and other members of an audience to make audio and/or video recordings of school events.
Such recordings can be made by parents or other members of the audience without restriction if the performance is not of copyrighted material. However, if the performance is of copyrighted material, recording can be made if the appropriate license authorizing such recordings has been secured in advance by the Corporation. If the performance is of copyrighted material and the necessary license has not been secured in advance by the Corporation, the audience shall be advised before the performance begins that audio and/or video recordings that will be re-broadcast or distributed in any way, such as posting on the internet, are prohibited.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to establish rules and procedures governing the use of noncorporation audio/visual recording equipment at any Corporation-sponsored event or activity. 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 an 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.
The Superintendent shall ensure that all notices, signs, schedules, and other communications about school events contain the following language: "The activity site is fully-accessible. Any person requiring further accommodation should contact the Director of Special Education and the Director of Operations at the School Corporation's central office."
For any school-related activity at which tickets for admission are sold, the Superintendent is authorized to allocate a certain number of tickets to be available at no charge.
29 U.S.C. 794, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
34 C.F.R. Part 104
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended
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