Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 11-9-1994 as TOR-94-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Loitering — See Ch. 117.

§ 140-1 Unauthorized persons in schools or school zones; loiterers and trespassers.

A. 
No person not being a student or employee of a school and not having a legitimate, specific reason for being there and not having written or oral permission from the school principal or his/her designee shall remain in or about any school grounds or any public property or way immediately adjacent thereto during school hours.
B. 
No person not being a student or employee of a school shall congregate or stand in or in front or in back or to the side of any school playground or, without written or oral permission from the school principal or his/her designee, shall use any school playground or facilities thereon during school hours.
C. 
Persons shall not congregate or stand on any public way or public property or in front or in back or to the side of any kindergarten or primary, elementary or secondary school with the purpose of annoying or molesting the students or employees thereof, or hinder, obstruct, prevent or disrupt the normal functions carried on therein, or prevent students or employees from entering or leaving the school.
D. 
No person not being a student or employee of a school, while on school property or on public property adjacent to a school, shall distribute to students or throw, deposit or discard any handbills, literature, brochures or other papers or articles of any kind, unless such person has received written or oral permission from the school principal or his/her designee.
E. 
No person shall post or affix handbills, posters, political signs or articles of any kind promoting business or organizations to any building, tree, fence or other structure on school grounds without written or oral permission from the school principal or his/her designee.

§ 140-2 Violations and penalties.

Any person found in violation of this chapter shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $300.