Children On Campus Policy
Children are welcome on CVCC campuses and properties in appropriate situations and while actively supervised by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult.
SCOPE
  1. This policy applies to minor children (children) under the age of 16 who are not officially enrolled in classes or employed by the College. This policy does not apply to specific campus events designed for family participation such as bring your son/daughter to work day, campus picnics, or other events.
  2. Students under the age of 16 who are officially enrolled have the same rights, responsibilities and privileges of any other student in the classroom and on College properties.
APPLICATION
  1. The College seeks to provide an environment which is conducive to study and work. Children must be actively supervised by their parent, guardian, or responsible adult at all times when they are on College properties.
  2. College staff, faculty and administrators have the right and responsibility to direct the removal of a child in accordance with section 7 of this policy.
  3. Under no circumstances may unsupervised children be on College properties, including playing, roaming, and occupying campus grounds or buildings.
  4. Any College employee who sees an unaccompanied child on College properties should notify the campus police office of the location of the child.
  5. Employees of the College may bring their children to the work place if they have made arrangements that have the approval of their supervisor, and the supervisor believes that the distractions to other employees or students will be minimal.
​RESTRICTED AREAS
  1. Children cannot be allowed in areas where their presence is disruptive or where health, safety, and liability risks are identified. Areas in which children are NOT permitted include:
  2. Testing centers
  3. Laboratories and laboratory preparation areas
  4. Scientific, technical and maintenance work spaces
  5. Areas that contain hazardous chemicals, machinery or equipment
  6. Commercial kitchens and other food preparation areas
  7. Fitness center
  8. Computer laboratories
  9. Classrooms (when the Instructor determines that the presence of children would be unsuitable)
  10. Other areas may be identified as unsuitable for children as a result of a risk assessment and supervisors of the respective areas are required to inform staff and students of requirements or restrictions.
RESPONSIBILITY of the COLLEGE
  1. To provide an environment conducive to study and work for all students, staff and visitors.
  2. To provide a healthy and safe study and work environment for all students, staff and visitors and to comply with legislative requirements.
  3. To take reasonable steps to assist students, staff and visitors who may have special needs to enable access to facilities and services.
RESPONSIBILITIES of PEOPLE BRINGING CHILDREN INTO THE COLLEGE
  1. To take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of the children in their care while on College properties.
  2. To consider the potential risk to the health and safety of others that may come with bringing children into the College environment and to take reasonable steps to safeguard against those risks.
  3. To be responsible for the behavior of the children in their care, so as not to disrupt, inconvenience or endanger staff, students or other visitors.
RESPONSIBILITIES of CVCC STAFF and INSTRUCTORS
  1. To direct the removal of a child by the parent or guardian in accordance with this policy if:
  1. The child's health or safety is at risk;
  2. The child is presenting a health, safety or liability risk to property or others;
  3. The child's behavior is causing undue disruption to the work of students or staff; or
  4. The presence of a child is unsuitable.
  1. Instructors are responsible to direct the removal of children from their classroom. In the case of public areas, any member of staff on duty has the authority to direct that children be removed from the area.
  2. Students who wish to appeal a specific situation, or who fail to comply, may follow the grievance procedures specified in the student handbook.