All program participants are expected to behave appropriately and follow the rules of the program and facility. A participant will receive written notice for inappropriate behavior, and in the case of a minor, a copy of the notice will be provided to such minor’s parent/guardian. If a participant receives three notices of inappropriate behavior, or if the participant is involved in one severe incident, as determined by District staff, the participant may no longer participate in the program until a meeting is scheduled and held. The participant, a parent/guardian if the participant is a minor, the program instructor, the program supervisor and any other persons whom the District considers necessary for a resolution of the inappropriate behavior, shall be present at such meeting. At the meeting, the question of continued participation in the program will be considered and, primarily for minor participants, a Behavior Contract may be prepared as a condition of continued participation. Such a Behavior Contract will be personalized to the circumstances and the participant, and will include specific expectations and consequences for failure to meet such expectations, including possible suspension and/or termination from program participation. Inappropriate behavior by adults may result in more rapid progress toward suspension or termination from program participation.
All facility participants are expected to follow the rules of the facilities. Specialty areas of the facilities (example: fitness center and pools) have posted signs stating special rules specific to that area. Disregard or abuse of facility rules may result in removal by staff or police from the facility for a designated length of time or permanently.
Observers of programs are also expected to behave appropriately. Parents, friends and any observers are held to the same standards of behavior as participants. If inappropriate behavior of a program observer is reported to or observed by a staff person, the observer will be asked to leave by the staff or police, if necessary.
Any participant who is suspended or terminated from program participation shall have the right to appeal to the Executive Director within fourteen days of any notice of suspension or termination. The Executive Director shall thereupon schedule a meeting concerning such appeal, and the appellant shall be entitled to present his or her version of the facts at such meeting. Within five days after such meetings, the Executive Director shall notify the appellant in writing that the suspension or termination has been affirmed, modified, or reversed. The Executive Director shall notify the Board of Park Commissioners of the meeting and the decision. It is a vision of the Streamwood Park District to provide safe and wholesome programs in well maintained facilities for our residents and guests. Rules must be followed and policies such as this must be established to protect this vision for all involved. Our goal is not to remove patrons from programs or facilities, but to work together with participants and/or parents/guardians to the best of our ability to correct or deal with a problem.
The Streamwood Park District asks for your cooperation in behaving appropriately and also teaching your children the importance of appropriate behavior and following rules.
adopted 11/09/00; revised/reviewed 06/20/08; 07/10/12