508 Miscellaneous Student-Related Matters

508.1 Class or Student Group Gifts

Student groups may make expenditures for gifts to the District upon securing the recommendation of the building principal/designee and the approval of the superintendent/ designee. Gifts may be accepted and acknowledged by the superintendent/designee acting for the Board.


Legal Reference:                    Iowa Code §§ 68B; 722.1, .2.


Approved   02/26/91       Reviewed 12/19/2016       Revised 12/19/2016  


508.2 Open Night

In keeping with good community relations, students activities scheduled on Wednesday night will conclude by 6:00 p.m. and the building cleared by 6:15 p.m. whenever possible. Students may participate in activities scheduled by the state or activities re-scheduled by other schools. Students with conflicts on re-scheduling activities on a Wednesday evening shall be excused from the activity with no consequences because of changing dates. It shall be the responsibility of the building principal or designee to oversee the scheduling of school activities for compliance with this policy.


Legal Reference:                Iowa Code §§ 279.8 (1989).


Approved   1/18/93       Reviewed 12/19/2016       Revised 12/19/2016  

508.3 Student Telephone Calls

Generally, students receiving telephone calls shall not be called to the phone. The administrative office in their attendance center will take a message and forward it to the student. Only in an emergency situation will a student be removed from the classroom or a school activity to receive a telephone call.


Students may, in an emergency situation, use the telephone in the administrative office of their attendance center to make a telephone call. Prior permission must be obtained from the principal or the principal’s secretary.


Legal Reference:                    Iowa Code §§ 297.8; 280.14; 808A.

                                                281 I.A.C. 21.8.


Approved   02/26/91       Reviewed 12/19/2016      Revised             

508.4 Supervision after School Events

To supervise the school facility, there shall be a district employee or a person designated by the school district available while students wait at the school building after a school activity.


It shall be the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that the students and other individuals in the school building have a valid and clear purpose for being in the facility at that time. If there is no valid and clear purpose for the student or other individual to be in the building, the supervisor shall require them to leave the school building at once.


It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.


Legal Reference:        McClain v. Lafayette County Bd. of Education, 673 F.2d 106 (1982).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 297.8.


Approved   02/26/91       Reviewed 12/19/2016       Revised             

508.4R1 Supervision after School Events Regulation

Supervision of after school events means the coach, sponsor, or person responsible for the activity will supervise until all student participants have left the building or grounds.


Supervision includes the areas used (gym, locker rooms, commons, etc.). After returning from an away night activity, the sponsor or coach will not leave the premises until all student participants have found shelter, a ride home, or has satisfactorily relieved the school district of all responsibilities.


Approved   05/19/97       Reviewed 12/19/2016     Revised