Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:04:05   Minors on Campus

(TBR Policy 1:03:02:50)

For the purposes of this policy, minor children are defined as a person who has not completed the junior year in high school.

Northeast State Community College is an institution of higher education and as such must preserve conditions which will permit a proper learning and working environment at all times. Students, faculty, and staff are not approved to leave minor children unsupervised on campus. It is not the intent of this policy to prevent children in the accompaniment of an adult from visiting the campus. However, consideration for the learning environment of the students, the work routine of staff, and the safety of children requires that children may not accompany adults into classrooms, offices, or other work spaces as a childcare function nor be left unsupervised in the halls or grounds of the College.

In certain circumstances, children may be on campus for classes held for their benefit (field trips, etc.). At such times, it is expected that the instructor or responsible adult will supervise the activities of the children, and before and after the class an area will be designated for the children to await their parents' arrival. It is the responsibility of the supervisor/instructor of these activities to explain these restrictions to the children and to monitor the enforcement where feasible.

In all circumstances related to children on campus, it is the expectation of the institution that good judgment be exercised in preventing disruption of the office routine or learning environment while at the same time exhibiting concern over the safety of children who are visitors to our campus. Where conditions exist which do not appear to be covered by this policy, inquiry should be made to the appropriate officials of the College.



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