Thursday, July 13, 2023

New Trespass Administrative Rule & Form

On June 26, 2023 Richland 2, without fanfare or announcement, revised its Trespass Policy under Administrative Rule (AR) KI-R. An appeal form has been added as File KI-E.

Supt. Moore referred to this revision at the end of the I.G. Recommendations Committee meeting on July 12, 2023.

Where do you find the revised KI-R?

Go to the District's website. Then click on EXPLORE; then click on School Board; then click on BOARD POLICIES; then click on K - SCHOOL - COMMUNITY - HOME RELATIONS; then click on Policy KI Visitors.

In AR KI-R Visitors, scroll down to Trespass Notices.

Language has been added to the Administrative Rule, Paragraph Two now reads, "A trespass notice is a written notice informing an individual that he/she has been banned from a designated property ..."

N.B., "... from a designated property..."  Singular. One property. Not ALL properties.

On July 11th I emailed Supt. Moore to request an appointment regarding the trespass policy. When no one had called to arrange it, I telephoned today and was transferred by a District operator to an extension that was answered by voicemail with a message that did not include the name of the woman speaking.

That did not please me at all! What kind of business tolerates blind voice mailboxes? Especially when the caller has been forwarded to the superintendent's office!

The school district is on a four-day workweek, so tomorrow is a dead day in the district.

I shall contact the I.G., if I don't hear early next week. 

What I want to know is whether Marq Claxton, Director of Safety & Security, is still using the trespass notice that bans the recipient from ALL District properties, as he was during the entire 2021-2022 School Year and which he continued to use into the 2022-2023 School Year.

I'd love to ask Claxton to answer, under oath, who directed him to expand the trespass letter beyond the scope of the Administrative Rule!

A blind voicemail box

Today I called for the Superintendent, and the operator transferred me to an administrator's or assistant's phone. It was answered by a woman's voice, and no name was given. Whoa! Wait a minute!

I didn't leave a message, other than a very pointed "This is NOT good service" (not to identify yourself). Why would someone not give her name in her voicemail greeting???

Is this how the new Administration wants to be known?