Alameda City USD | BP 5131.4 Students
The Board of Education desires to provide orderly campuses that create a positive school environment and are conducive to learning. When students initiate or are involved in a campus disturbance that has the potential to threaten the safety of students or staff, the Superintendent or designee may request law enforcement assistance.
The Superintendent or designee and the principal of each school shall establish a school disturbance response plan that is intended to curb disruptions which may lead to riots, violence, or vandalism at school or at school-sponsored events. In developing each school's plan, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with local law enforcement authorities to create guidelines for law enforcement support and intervention.
Staff are encouraged to be alert to conditions at school that may lead to a disturbance, such as racial or cultural conflict, student protests, or gang intimidation and confrontations. Staff who believe that a disturbance is imminent, or who see a disturbance occurring, shall immediately contact the principal and invoke the school disturbance response plan.
Students who participate in a campus disturbance shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulations.
32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes
35160 Authority of governing boards
44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct
44811 Disruption of classwork or extracurricular activities
48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion
48907 Student exercise of free expression
51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device
243.5 Assault or battery on school property
415 Fighting; noise; offensive words
415.5 Disturbance of peace of school
416 Assembly to disturb peace; refusal to disperse
653b Loitering about schools or public places
911! A Manual for Schools and the Media During a Campus Crisis, 2001
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, May 2003
California Department of Education, Safe Schools Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss
U.S. Department of Education, Emergency Planning: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan
Policy ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 25, 2009 Alameda, California