The classroom use of resource persons from the community can be an invaluable educational instrument. Like field trips, resource speakers can help to eliminate artificial barriers which may exist between the school and community. A resource person should not be indiscriminately selected, but rather should be invited to participate in the class or school program when there exists an actual need for his special contribution.
The Board wishes the professional staff to be concerned with locating and contacting people in various areas of interest and expertise who might serve as resource persons in particular units of study. All requests to use resource persons should be cleared through the Principal.
(Adoption date 11/19/80)