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V.G. Children in Class 


POLICY TITLE: Children In Class

It is the policy of Fox Valley Technical College that children under the age of 18 should not accompany registered students, training participants, or college staff to classes, seminars, or other educational activities. If a child is brought to a session, the instructor is authorized to ask the student/participant and child to leave for that session. An instructor can permit a child’s attendance under special circumstances and when such accommodation poses no disruption to the teaching and learning process.

Under no circumstances are children permitted to be left unattended on the college premises. If a child is left unattended, staff should immediately notify the appropriate division or building manager or the campus security office.

This policy is in no way intended to discourage or prohibit special events, activities, and programs aimed at involving children with the college.

Students Under the Age of 16 – On occasion, a student under the age of 16 seeking a challenging, enriching experience will request enrollment in an FVTC course outside of the normal school day. Underage student enrollment in any course requires a) the written permission of the student’s parent or legal guardian, b) the written permission of the student’s school district, c) approval by the course instructor, and d) authorization by the respective division dean or designee. The Admission of Student Under Age 16 Authorization form is to be used for this purpose and kept on file at the appropriate campus or regional center.

A parent or other adult must register and attend with children under age 16 when enrolling in enrichment courses. This requirement can be waived by the manager responsible for the class section based on student age, maturity level, and course topic. The parental attendance requirement can also be waived by the course manager for courses targeted specifically to students under age 16 (e.g., Tractor Safety, Sewing for Teens). A 100% refund will be issued to the student and parent/adult if the course arrangement does not work out, based upon their experience, within the first class session. The standard college refund policy applies beyond this.

Students under the age of 14 will not be allowed to register in lab or shop courses where safety is a factor as determined by the course manager.

Other safety, licensing, certification, or other age limitations may supersede this policy.

Related Policy:
Administrative Policy V.CC

Adopted: 06/24/97
Reorganized: 06/24/97
Reviewed: 02/17/06
Revised: 02/17/06

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