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Atascadero USD |  BP  3515.4  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Recovery For Property Loss Or Damage   

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The Board of Trustees shall seek reimbursement of damages and rewards from any individual or from the custodial parent guardian of any minor who commits any act of theft or vandalism.

(cf. 4156.3/4256.3/4356.3 - Employee Property Reimbursement)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

(cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

Rewards

If law enforcement officials are unable to fix responsibility for the theft or vandalism, the Superintendent or designee is authorized to offer a reward in any amount he/she deems appropriate, not exceeding $2,500, for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the guilty party. A reward in excess of $2,500 must be authorized in advance by the Board.

A reward shall be paid only when the guilt of the person responsible for the crime has been established by a criminal conviction or other appropriate judicial procedures.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

19910 Libraries, malicious cutting, tearing, defacing, breaking or injuring

19911 Libraries, willful detention of property

44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct

48904 Liability of parent or guardian for willful misconduct; withholding of grades, diplomas and transcripts

CIVIL CODE

1714.1 Liability of parent or guardian for act of willful misconduct by a minor

GOVERNMENT CODE

53069.5 Reward for information concerning person causing death, injury, or property damage; liability for reward

53069.6 Actions to recover damages

54951 Local agency, definition

61601.1 Graffiti abatement district

PENAL CODE

484 Theft defined

594 Vandalism

594.1 Aerosol paint and etching cream

640.5 Graffiti; facilities or vehicles of governmental entity

640.6 Graffiti

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 4, 2000 Atascadero, California