ECAB - Vandalism/Malicious Mischief or Theft
Incidents of willful or malicious abuse, destruction, defacing and theft of school district property are clearly contrary to the best interests of the district and injurious to the rights and welfare of the entire community. Students and citizens are urged to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism, malicious mischief or theft and the name or names of the person or persons believed to be responsible.
Each district employee will report to the principal or other person in authority incidents of vandalism, malicious mischief or theft and the name of the person or persons responsible, if known. Principals will submit a report of any vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or damage to their buildings, to the superintendent.
The superintendent or designee is authorized to sign a criminal complaint, press charges, and seek appropriate legal remedies against those committing acts of vandalism, malicious mischief or theft of or against school property. Full restitution for the damage will be sought from such persons, or, in the case of minors, from their parents. Until such fees or restitutions are paid, certain restrictions and/or penalties may be imposed. Records requested by another district to determine a student’s appropriate placement may not be withheld.
Anyone who willfully destroys school property through vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or arson, who commits larceny or who creates a hazard to the safety of other people on district property will be dealt with in accordance with state law, and applicable Board policies.
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