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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  3515.4  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Recovery For Property Loss Or Damage   

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The Governing Board shall seek reimbursement of damages from any individual or from the parents guardians of any minor who commits any act of theft or vandalism.

(cf. 4156.3 Reimbursement, Uniforms and Allowances)

(cf. 4158/4258 Employee Security)

(cf. 5125.2 Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)

(cf. 5131.5 Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

(cf. 5136 Gangs)

The parent/guardian of a minor who commits an act of theft or vandalism may be held liable for damages and rewards in accordance with law. (Education Code 48904)

If the Superintendent or designee or law enforcement officials are unable to fix responsibility for the theft or vandalism, the Board may direct the Superintendent or designee to offer a reward in any amount it deems appropriate for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the guilty party.

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

Legal Reference:


19910 Malicious cutting, tearing, defacing, breaking or injuring

19911 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


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


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


484 Theft defined

594 Vandalism

594.1 Aerosol paint and etching cream

640.5 Graffiti; facilities or vehicles of governmental entity

640.6 Graffiti


adopted: April 25, 1994 Escondido, California