Health Ethics Issue-Sex Offenders

No policy is required as a result of the new law and

Info icon This preview shows pages 5–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
No policy is required as a result of the new law and one shouldn’t be  needed, as the law is fairly specific. But it is clear that principals need 
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
some guidance about when and how to approve or deny an individual  on the SOR’s (hereinafter “registrant”) request to be on school  grounds. IASB, the DE and SAI worked to develop the following  guidance for principals.  In this Special Report is a summary of the law, pointers for principals  and a form principals can use when determining whether to grant  access to registrants who have committed a sex offense against a  minor. The items relevant to school officials are as follows: 1.  Students . There was no change to the law (Iowa Code section  282.9 ) that requires boards of school districts to determine the  educational placement of a resident student who is required to be on  the SOR. Also, county sheriffs are still to inform school officials when  a student or other person residing in the district is to register. There is  still no requirement (nor is there a prohibition) for a school district to  disseminate the information available on the Sex Offender Registry  Web site to parents and staff. 2.  Residency . An registrant convicted of an aggravated offense  against a minor is still prohibited from residing within 2,000 feet of a  school, but the law has been clarified that this does not apply to the  following: a. Registrants who are minors. b. Registrants who had established a residence before July 1, 2002. c. Registrants who established a residence before a new school was  built near that residence (i.e., registrants do not have to move if a  school builds by them).
Image of page 6
3.  Non-students . Registrants  whose conviction involved a sex offense  against a minor 1  are now prohibited from the following: a. Being present on school property or being in any school vehicle  when the vehicle is transporting students, unless enrolled as a  student at the school, without the consent of the principal or designee  (hereinafter “principal.”) The law does not address criteria for granting  such written permission. The law does not address how narrow or  how broad such permission may be. See below for more guidance on  this provision. b. Loitering 2  within 300 feet of the school’s boundary, unless enrolled  as a student at the school. c. Being employed by, a volunteer at, or acting as a contractor at a  school (public and nonpublic).
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern