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Policy 4200

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 shall not be unreasonably interrupted in their work. Phone calls will be sent to voicemail so that the staff member may return the call when free.

Certificated staff will be available for consultation with students and parents/community members one-half hour before and after school time. Students and parents/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 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 shall 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 under the influence of controlled substances, including marijuana (cannabis) or alcohol; or
  • is disrupting or obstructing any school program, activity, or meeting or threatens to do so; or
  • is committing, threatening to imminently commit, or 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 shall immediately call for the assistance of a law enforcement officer.


Cross References:       3510   Associated Student Bodies

                                        3124 – Removal-Release of Student During School Hours


Legal Reference:      RCW 28A.605.020                       Parents’ access to classroom or school sponsored activities – Limitation

                                    RCW 28A.635.020                       Wilfully 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:       2022 – March Issue

                                                    2018 – February Issue

                                                   2013 – February Issue


La Center School District:

Adopted: December 12, 2006;

Revised: December 17, 2019,   May 23, 2023