Accessing School Property

  • Access to School Properties & Facilities

    Public access to school properties and facilities during school hours is prohibited. The challenge is balancing the use of facilities by the public while maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff during the school day. The topic is most frequent at the secondary and Richland Elementary campuses due to the availability of facilities such as the tracks and tennis courts.
     
    The administration and the district's safety and security coordinators have been working with the Northern Regional Police Department regarding enforcement and have installed appropriate signage on all of our six campuses.  Download a pamphlet to review or share.
     
    Public access on the Pine-Richland School District campuses will be prohibited during school hours:
    • Pine-Richland High School Hours: 6:45 am - 2:45 pm
    • Pine-Richland Middle School Hours: 6:45 am - 2:45 pm
    • Eden Hall Upper Elementary School Hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm
    • Hance Elementary School Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Richland Elementary School Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Wexford Elementary School Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Santacroce Stadium at Richland Elementary School will be available during school hours as long as there are no athletic or school day programs taking place.
     
    The high school stadium and Santacroce will be available to the public as long as there are no athletic or evening programs.
     
    The elementary playgrounds, Richland Elementary tennis courts, Pine-Richland High School Stadium and Pine-Richland High School tennis courts will be restricted during school hours but available during the evening hours as long as there are no athletic or school day programs taking place.

    Animals on Campus

    Although we understand the desire of some people to walk their pets on campus and bring their pets to sporting events, pets on campus are prohibited unless a person is being supported by a service animal with proper documentation. Our policy defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog or any other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.  

    Smoke-Free Campus

    Tobacco and tobacco-like products are prohibited in all areas of our campuses, both inside and outside of the buildings. In our policy, tobacco use is defined as use and/or possession of a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, and pipe; other lighted smoking products; electronic cigarette; smokeless tobacco in any form; and tobacco-related items/devices.
     
    Electronic cigarette refers to any device that provides vapor from liquid nicotine, and/or other substance, which is inhaled to simulate smoking tobacco. The term shall include any such devices, whether they are manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vaporizers or under any other product name or descriptor.
     
    We appreciate the cooperation of the community as the district balances the public use of property with providing a safe and secure learning environment for all.