Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

Visitors are welcome on school property, provided their presence will not be disruptive. All visitors must first report to the main office. Any person wishing to speak with a staff member should contact the staff member by phone or email to make an appointment. Conferences with teachers are held, when possible, outside school hours. The School District expects mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among all individuals on school property or at a school event. No person on school property or at a school event shall:

1. Injure, threaten, harass, or intimidate a staff member, a School Board member, sports official or coach, or any other person;

2. Damage or threaten to damage another’s property;

3. Damage or deface School District property;

4. Violate any Illinois law or town or county ordinance;

5. Smoke or otherwise use tobacco products;

6. Consume, possess, distribute, or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, or possess dangerous devices or weapons

7. Impede, delay, disrupt or otherwise interfere with any school activity of function (including using cellular phones in a disruptive manner);

8. Enter upon any portion of school premises at any time for purposes other than those that are lawful and authorized by the School Board;

9. Operate a motor vehicle: (a) in a risky manner, (b) in excess of 20 miles per hour, or (c) in violation of an authorized District employee’s directive.

Taken from Jacksonville School District #117 Board Policy Manual


All visitors, including parents and siblings, are required to enter through the designated door of the building and proceed immediately to the main office. Visitors should identify themselves and inform office personnel of their reason for being at school.

Visitors must sign in, identifying their name, the date and time of arrival, and the classroom or location they are visiting. Approved visitors must take a tag identifying themselves as a guest and place the tag to their outer clothing in a clearly visible location. Visitors are required to proceed immediately to their location in a quiet manner. All visitors must return to the main office and sign out before leaving the school.

Visitors are expected to abide by all school rules during their time on school property. A visitor who fails to conduct himself or herself in a manner that is appropriate will be asked to leave and may be subject to criminal penalties for trespass and/or disruptive behavior.

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