The Bossier Parish School Board welcomes and encourages parents and other school patrons to visit the schools at appropriate times.  Programs may be planned throughout each school year to provide opportunity for visits to the schools.


Principals shall be responsible for establishing procedures that ensure the proper protection of instructional time and the welfare of the students and employees.  In accordance with state law, no person is allowed on school grounds or in school buildings or facilities without authorization from the appropriate school official.  Therefore, all visitors shall report to the principal's office immediately upon coming onto school grounds for their visit.  Office personnel, principal, counselor, etc., shall be made aware of the purpose of the visit.  If at all possible, all visits should be pre-arranged. 


Appropriate signs announcing that visitors must report to the school or office building upon coming onto school property shall be posted at all entrances.


The School 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 School Board policy.


Principals are authorized to take the necessary steps in dealing with unauthorized visitors, including requesting the assistance of law enforcement officers to escort unauthorized visitors off school property, if necessary.



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


Bossier Parish School Board