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Visiting a District 401 School


Planning to visit any of District 401's schools? Please be aware of the rules and guidelines listed below. They have been implemented to ensure the safety and security of all students and employees within our buildings.

Visitors are expected to abide by all school rules as well as District 401's policy on visitor conduct, which can be found in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.

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.

Required Procedures

Visitors to any District 401 school must follow the procedures listed below. They are designed to ensure the safety and security of our students and employees. 

  • All visitors to school property are required to report to the building security entrance and receive permission to remain on school property.
  • All visitors must sign a visitor's log, show identification and wear a visitor's badge.
  • When leaving the school, visitors must return their badge.

On those occasions when large groups of parents and friends are invited onto school property, visitors are not required to sign in but must follow school officials' instructions.

Persons on school property without permission will be directed to leave and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Making Appointments

Except as provided in the final paragraph of this subsection, any person wishing to confer with a staff member should contact that staff member by telephone or email to make an appointment.

Conferences with teachers are held, to the extent possible, outside school hours or during the teacher’s conference/preparation period.

Requests to access a school building, facility and/or educational program, or to interview personnel or a student for purposes of assessing the student’s special education needs, should be made at the appropriate building. Access shall be facilitated according to guidelines from the Superintendent or designee.

Policy on Visitor Conduct

As stated in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual, District 401 expects mutual respect, civility and orderly conduct among all people on school property or at a school event. 

No person on school property or at a school event (including visitors, students and employees) shall perform any of acts listed below.