It is the goal of the St. Charles R-VI School District to provide a safe environment for students.
The district recognizes that rules regarding the dismissal of students are a necessary part of the
district's safety program. District administrators will publicize this policy to parents and create
procedures regarding the dismissal of students.
Dismissal from School
District administrators will create student dismissal procedures that protect the safety of students
while also addressing the necessary flow of traffic to and from school. These procedures may
vary depending on the age of the student. District personnel will monitor the parking lot and other
locations where students board the district's transportation or meet parents or others. School
personnel will verify the identity of a parent or other authorized person before releasing the
student. District staff may refuse to release a student and will notify the principal if they have
concerns regarding the student's safety or whether a person is authorized to transport the student.
Students shall not be released into any person's custody without the direct prior approval and
knowledge of the building principal or designee.
Procedures must adhere to the following rules:
► Students will only be released to the parent, guardian or designee of the parent or guardian
or to other individuals or agencies as permitted by law.
► The district will release a student to either parent directly unless the district has a valid
court order otherwise. If district staff have concerns about releasing the student to a
parent, the student may be held while additional precautions are taken, including, but not
limited to, verifying custody orders, contacting the other parent or contacting appropriate
► Students who are 17 years old and living independently and students 18 or older may
validate their own attendance.
► Telephone requests for early dismissal of a student shall be honored only if the caller can
be positively identified as the student's parent or guardian.
► When asked to do so, a person requesting release of a student must present proper
identification prior to release of the student.
For the purposes of this policy, a parent is defined as a biological or adoptive parent, including
parents who are unmarried; a guardian; or an individual acting on behalf of the parent in the
absence of the parent or guardian.
Dismissal from School Activities
If an activity occurs immediately after school, the district will follow the same procedures used
for dismissing students from the regular school day. Otherwise, students are expected to return
from activities with the student's parents or the same person(s) who transported them to the
activity. If the district provides the student transportation to an activity, the student is expected
to return using district transportation.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 06/08/1999; 01/10/2002; 08/11/2005
Cross Refs: KDA, Custodial and Noncustodial Parents
KK, Visitors to District Property/Events
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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