When students are in school, engaging in school-sponsored activities or traveling to and from school on school buses, they are responsible to the school and the school is responsible for them. School personnel assigned to their supervision serve in loco parentis.
The Board expects all students to be under assigned adult supervision at all times when they are in school, on school grounds, traveling under school auspices or engaging in school-sponsored activities. School personnel assigned this supervision are expected to act as reasonably prudent adults in providing for the safety of the students in their charge.
In keeping with this expected prudence, no teacher or other staff member shall leave his assigned group unsupervised except as an arrangement has been made to take care of an emergency.
During school hours, or while engaging in school-sponsored activities, students will be released only into the custody of parents or other authorized persons.
The school administration shall assure that anyone who wishes to contact a student during the school day is doing so for proper reasons.
Current practice codified 1978