Children on Campus (Procedure 8.0110)
|Based on board policy number and Florida Statutes:||F.S. 1001.64; 1001.65; FAC 6A-14.0261; College Policy 8.010|
|Date of Review:||---|
The purpose of this Procedure is to explain guidelines regarding supervision and responsibility for children on campus. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised on campus. This includes, but is not limited to, times when parents or others responsible for the child’s care engage in academic activities or College business. Seminole State College does not provide child care services of any type.
“Child(ren)” - Individuals under the age of 18 who are not enrolled at the College or attending an activity that reasonably allows for their involvement.
“Campus” - Any Seminole State College campus, center, or instructional site including the Public Safety Training Complex and Driving Track in Geneva.
- The College assumes no responsibility for the care or supervision of children on Campus.
- Children who are ill may not be brought to Campus under any circumstances.
- Individuals receiving College services may be refused service if accompanied by a child who will be left unattended during the time the individual is receiving services (including, but not limited to, testing or counseling.)
- Due to inherent safety and health hazards, children may not enter laboratories, Physical Plant shop areas, chemical storage areas, mechanical rooms, gun range, driving track, construction areas (including those for theatrical scenery), student computer laboratories, or similar restricted areas. An authorized representative of the College may grant an exception for a specific activity and may impose specific conditions.
- Students under the age of 18 who are enrolled at the College may attend class or activities unsupervised, as an exception to this procedure.
- Reporting Protocol
- An individual observing an unattended or unsupervised child on campus should immediately report the situation to Campus Safety and Security. The reporting individual should remain with the child until Campus Safety and Security responds.
- Campus Safety and Security will attempt to locate the child’s parent or other responsible party to remedy the situation. If the parent or responsible party cannot or will not remedy the situation in a reasonable amount of time, Campus Safety and Security may refer the situation to local law enforcement, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and/or other appropriate agency.
- Campus Safety and Security will determine whether the situation gives rise to the mandatory reporting requirements of Chapter 39, Florida Statutes, and stated in College Policy 8.050 Protection of Vulnerable Persons.
- Failure to comply with this procedure may result in disciplinary action for an employee (Procedure 2.1900) or a sanction imposed through the Student Code of Conduct for a student (Procedure 3.0900.)
- An individual who leaves a child unattended and unsupervised may be investigated by law enforcement.
|Recommended by||Executive Team||Date||09/02/2015|
|Approved||President E. Ann McGee||Date||09/02/2015|