508 Miscellaneous Student-Related Matters

508.1 Class or Student Group Gifts

Code No. 508.1


The board welcomes gifts to the school district from a class or student group. While class gifts to the school district do not require the approval of the superintendent, the board encourages students to consult with the superintendent or other licensed employees prior to selecting a gift for the school district.

Legal Reference: 

Iowa Code §§ 68B.l, .5, .8, .11(4); 722.1, .2 (2013).

Approved    9-13-93     Reviewed    2-25-13       Revised   6-18-2018

508.2 Open Night

Code No. 508.2


In keeping with good community relations, student school activities will not be scheduled on Wednesday night beyond 6:00 p.m. whenever possible. It shall be the responsibility of the principal to oversee the scheduling of school activities for compliance with this policy.

Legal Reference: 

Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013)

Approved    9-13-93      Reviewed    2-25-13        Revised   6-18-2018


508.3 Student Telephone Calls

Code No. 508.3


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 building principal or the building secretary.

Legal Reference: 

Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.14 (2013)

Approved    9-13-93       Reviewed    2-25-13        Revised   6-18-2018

508.4 Supervision After School Events

Code No. 508.4


There shall be an employee or a person designated by the school district available to supervise the school building 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 school building at that time. If there is no valid and clear purpose for the student or other individual to be in the school building, the supervisor shall require them to leave the school building at once. Persons or students who do not leave upon request may be reported to the local law enforcement authorities.

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

Legal Reference: 

McClain v. Lafayette County Bd. of Education, 673 F.2d 106  (5th Cir. 1982).

Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).

Approved    9-13-93       Reviewed    2-25-13         Revised   6-18-2018