4000 - Students

4260 Student Sex Offenders

 

The board seeks to provide a work and school environment free from violence or the threat of violence against employees, students or other persons. The board encourages eligible individuals to participate in the North Carolina Address Confidentiality Program established pursuant to Chapter 15C of the General Statutes. This program protects the address of relocated victims of domestic violence, sexual offense, stalking or human trafficking to prevent a victim’s assailants or potential assailants from finding the victim through public records. The program provides participants with the use of a substitute mailing address and denies public access to a participant’s actual address.

A. PROGRAM DETAILS

The Address Confidentiality Program is administered by the State Attorney General. Information and assistance in applying to the program may be obtained by telephone from the Attorney General’s Address Confidentiality Program Office at (919) 716-6785.

Program participants receive an authorization card with a substitute mailing address that may be presented whenever an address is required. Mail sent to the substitute address is forwarded cost-free by the program to the participant at his or her residential address.

B. SCHOOL PERSONNEL PARTICIPANTS

The name, actual address and telephone number of any school system personnel participating in the Address Confidentiality Program will not be open to inspection as a public record, will not be included as part of any employee directory published by the school system and will be redacted from any record released pursuant to G.S. 115C-320. (See policies 5070/7350, Public Records – Retention, Release and Disposition, and 7820, Personnel Files.)

C. STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

The school system will use the actual address of a program participant, not the substitute address designated by the Attorney General, for any purpose related to admission or assignment but will keep the actual address confidential from the public. Student records will reflect only the substitute address and not the student’s actual address. The student’s telephone number also will be kept confidential from the public. The parent or guardian of a student participant may request that a student’s name be withheld from any release of directory information by the school, as provided in policy 1310/4002, Parental Involvement.

When transferring school records from one school to another, the transferring school may send the files to the participant (parent or guardian) via the substitute address provided by the Address Confidentiality Program to ensure confidentiality of the student’s new location.

D. DISCLOSURE PROHIBITED

The knowing and intentional disclosure of a program participant’s actual address or telephone number to unauthorized persons is prohibited. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. In addition, violators may be subject to criminal prosecution.
Policy Code: 4260

 

The board is committed to the safety of students, employees and other persons on school property. In order to create and maintain a safe school environment and comply with G.S. 14-208.18, the board establishes the following policy provisions.

A. STUDENT SEX OFFENDER ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

A student who is enrolled in the school system and is a registered sex offender subject to policy 5022, Registered Sex Offenders, is expressly prohibited from (1) knowingly being present on any property owned or operated by the school system, including school buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, parking lots, buses or other property, and (2) attending school-sponsored or school-related activities, except to the extent the student is permitted to be on school property to receive educational services.

A student subject to policy 5022, Registered Sex Offenders, who is receiving educational services on school grounds must comply with the requirement that he or she be supervised by school personnel at all times.

B. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR STUDENT SEX OFFENDERS

1. If permitted by the board, a student who is subject to Section A of this policy and is eligible to attend public school under G.S. 115C-378 may be present on school property subject to any conditions and restrictions imposed by the board.

2. The board will hold a hearing to determine whether to expel the student or provide the student with educational services in accordance with subsection B.4.b. of policy 4353, Long-Term Suspension, 365-Day Suspension, Expulsion.

3. Prior to expelling a student pursuant to G.S. 115C-390.11(a)(2), the board will consider whether there are alternative education services that may be offered to the student.

4. If the board determines that a student will be provided educational services on school property, the student must be under the supervision of school personnel at all times.

5. If a student subject to this policy violates the conditions and restrictions placed on the student by the board, school officials will impose disciplinary consequences consistent with the terms of the conditions and restrictions placed on the student’s admission or as otherwise provided in Section D of policy 4300, Student Behavior Policies, and any applicable provisions of the Code of Student Conduct.

6. If a student subject to this policy is a student with disabilities, he or she will be provided educational services in compliance with federal and state law.

Legal References:
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12131 et seq., 28 C.F.R. pt. 35; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., 34 C.F.R. pt. 300; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 705(20), 794, 34 C.F.R. pt. 104; G.S. 14-208.18, -208.19; 115C art. 9; 115C-378, -390.2, -390.11(a)(2)
Cross References:
School Safety (policy 1510/4200/7270), Alternative Learning Programs/Schools (policy 3470/4305), Student Behavior Policies (policy 4300), Weapons, Bomb Threats, Terrorist Threats and Clear Threats to Safety (policy 4333), Long-Term Suspension, 365-Day Suspension, Expulsion (policy 4353), Registered Sex Offenders (policy 5022)
Adopted:
Monday, 09 May 2011
Last Updated:
Monday, 08 August 2011