The Richland Parish School Board welcomes and encourages parents and other school patrons to visit the schools at appropriate times; in fact, special programs and visiting days may be planned throughout each school year to provide opportunity for such visits.


Principals shall be responsible for establishing procedures that ensure the proper protection of instructional time and the welfare of the students and employees.  All visitors, however, shall report to the principal's office immediately upon coming onto school grounds for their visit.  If at all possible, all visits should be pre-arranged.  Principals are authorized to take the necessary steps in dealing with unauthorized visitors.


All visits to the schools by School Board members should follow the same rules as would be the case with any other visitor.


The Board, in accordance with state law, shall authorize principals, school administrators, or school security guards to search the person, and any item in the possession of a person who is not a student enrolled in school, or any school employee, while in or on any school property.  The search may be conducted at random with a metal detector, or physically when there is reasonable suspicion that such person has any weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol, stolen goods, or other materials which violate Board policy.


Revised:  December, 1991

Revised:  October, 1994

Revised:  January 9, 2001



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:416.6, 17:416.10

Board minutes, 1-9-01


Richland Parish School Board