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Visiting Your Campus

To help ensure the safety of the students and staff of Westwood Independent School District, all visitors MUST check in at the campus office and sign in through our Raptor visitor tracking software. You will need your Drivers License or other State ID in order to enter the campus.  You will receive a sticker that you will be REQUIRED to wear visibly on your shirt until leaving the campus.  You must do this for each campus even if you will be visiting several campuses on one day.  The sticker is for that campus only and for that day only.  You MUST check out of each campus at the front office when you are ready to leave.  
In accordance with Education Code 37.105, Westwood Independent School District has the right to refuse entry or eject any person from District property if said person refuses to peaceably leave upon request.  The District has the right to refuse entrance or eject any individual that poses a substantial risk of harm to any person or if that individual continues to behave in an inappropriate manner for the school setting after having been verbally or in writing as to cease the inappropriate behavior.
Persons ejected from or refused entry to District property wish to appeal this decision, they may file an appeal and shall be permitted to address the Board in person within 90 days of the filed appeal if the grievance is not resolved at campus level.

Sec. 37.105. UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS: REFUSAL OF ENTRY, EJECTION, IDENTIFICATION. (a) A school administrator, school resource officer, or school district peace officer of a school district may refuse to allow a person to enter on or may eject a person from property under the district's control if the person refuses to leave peaceably on request and:

       (1) the person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or

       (2) the person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting and:

          (A) the administrator, resource officer, or peace officer issues a verbal warning to                the person that the person's behavior is inappropriate and may result in the                    person's refusal of entry or ejection; and

          (B) the person persists in that behavior.

             (b) Identification may be required of any person on the property.

             (c) Each school district shall maintain a record of each verbal warning issued                       under Subsection (a)(2)(A), including the name of the person to whom the                         warning was issued and the date of issuance.

             (d) At the time a person is refused entry to or ejected from a school district's                     property under this section, the district shall provide to the person written                   information explaining the appeal process established under Subsection (h).

             (e) If a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in a school district is refused                     entry to the district's property under this section, the district shall                         accommodate the parent or guardian to ensure that the parent or guardian may                     participate in the child's admission, review, and dismissal committee or in                     the child's team established under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29                   U.S.C. Section 794), in accordance with federal law.

             (f) The term of a person's refusal of entry to or ejection from a school                             district's property under this section may not exceed two years.

             (g) A school district shall post on the district's Internet website and each                         district campus shall post on any Internet website of the campus a notice                       regarding the provisions of this section, including the appeal process                           established under Subsection (h).

             (h) The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules                   establishing a process for a person to appeal to the board of trustees of the                   school district the decision under Subsection (a) to refuse the person's entry                   to or eject the person from the district's property.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 924 (S.B. 1553), Sec. 5, eff. June 15, 2017.