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Escondido Union HSD  |  AR  3515.5  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Sex Offender Notification   

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The Superintendent or designee shall develop a plan for receiving and communicating information from law enforcement about registered sex offenders residing within district boundaries. He/she shall ensure, at a minimum, that the following components are part of the plan:

1. The Superintendent or designee shall appoint a staff member to serve as liaison with law enforcement regarding these matters.

2. The Superintendent or district liaison shall, at the beginning of each school year, contact local law enforcement to coordinate the receipt of information. Law enforcement shall be informed that all notifications and correspondence should be directed to the liaison as well as the individual school sites.

3. The Superintendent or district liaison shall collaborate with law enforcement in order to alert children to the dangers of sex offenders and develop a system for distributing information about sex offenders.

4. The Superintendent or liaison shall, at the beginning of each school year, notify parents/guardians of the district's willingness and intention to work with law enforcement on this matter.

This communication shall also explain:

a. The reporting requirements pursuant to Penal Code 290 and 290.45, including the fact that law enforcement is the agency best able to assess the relative danger of a sex offender

b. The ability of the parents/guardians to contact law enforcement for additional information and to view the information on the Megan's Law Internet website

5. When law enforcement notifies the district of the residency or employment of a sex offender within district boundaries, the Superintendent or district liaison shall consult with law enforcement about the appropriate scope of the disclosure. When authorized by law enforcement, the Superintendent or liaison may disclose information about a sex offender to the following designated staff:

a. The principal of the school which is in the attendance area of the sex offender's residence or place of employment

b. Staff responsible for campus security and visitor registration.

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

6. If an identified sex offender is seen on or near school grounds or around any student, staff shall immediately contact the district liaison. A staff member may also inform local law enforcement.

Notification to Parents/Guardians

When law enforcement has determined that parents/guardians should be notified regarding the presence of a sex offender in the community, the Superintendent or district liaison shall collaborate with local law enforcement in order to determine an appropriate response. This response may be in the form of an article in a school or parent council newsletter notifying parents/guardians that law enforcement information about registered sex offenders is available at the local law enforcement agency headquarters. This article shall encourage parents/guardians to contact local law enforcement and access the Department of Justice's Megan's Law Internet website for additional information.

Regulation ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: May 11, 2010 Escondido, California