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Trespassing on School Property

Persons without lawful purpose or authorization on school property shall be deemed to be trespassing on school property.  Persons failing to leave school property after being ordered to do so by an individual authorized by the school or the school district shall be deemed to be trespassing on school property.  Students and non-students found trespassing shall be reported to appropriate police authorities.  Disciplinary action, including suspension and expulsion, may be imposed on a student found trespassing on any property of the school district.

Notices shall be posted on school property which read as follows:


Only the following persons are authorized to be on school property.  For the purpose of this policy only, a student is defined as a person of school age who is duly enrolled in the school.  Students from other schools shall be considered as non-students of the school.

  1. A person conducting lawful business.  During school hours, such person shall first check in at the school office.
  2. A student, who is currently not under suspension from attendance, from one-half hour before to one-half hour after school hours.
  3. A student engaged in athletic or other extracurricular events sponsored by the school, who is currently not under suspension from participation, from one hour before to one hour after the event.
  4. A non-student delivering a student or picking up a student at the school or at a school sponsored event.  The non-student must have the permission of the parent or guardian of the student.  Other than a parent or legal guardian of a student, the non-student shall be on the school property fifteen minutes before and fifteen minutes after official school hours and extracurricular activities.
  5. A student or non-student permitted to attend athletic or other extracurricular events may remain on the premises while actually attending the event and must depart within sixty minutes after the end of such event.  Actual attendance does not permit gathering in parking lots or other school district property areas adjacent to buildings during the activity.  Students and non-students not in actual attendance of an event but on school property will be deemed to be trespassing.
  6. A student or non-student making recreational use of the areas designated by the school district during daylight hours and outside school hours whose conduct is otherwise lawful.  Other than school district employees performing duly assigned duties and the aforementioned authorized persons, a student or non-student on school property between dusk and dawn of the following day shall be deemed to be trespassing.

The provisions of Lakewood Municipal Code Chapter 9.94, Trespassing on School Property; and, Section 28A.635.010 and Section 28A.635.020 of the Revised Code of Washington are adopted by reference, as if fully set forth, and as may be hereinafter amended.


Legal References: RCW 28A.635.010 Abusing or insulting teachers
28A.635.020 Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property.
Lakewood Municipal Code 994 Trespassing on School Property


Adoption Date: 12.08.97

Clover Park School District

Revised:  09.10.12