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Hart-Ransom Union SD |  BP  3515.7  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Firearms On School Grounds   

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The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors on campus. The Superintendent or designee shall consult with local law enforcement, insurance carriers, and other appropriate individuals and agencies to address the security of school campuses.

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)

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

(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

District policy regarding the possession of firearms and/or ammunition on school grounds shall be included in the district's comprehensive safety plan and shall be communicated to district staff, parents/guardians, and the community.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 1114 - District-Sponsored Social Media)

Any person specified in Penal Code 626.9(l)-(o) and 30310 is authorized to possess a firearm and/or ammunition on school grounds. School grounds include, but are not limited to, school buildings, fields, storage areas, and parking lots.

In addition, the Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to grant written permission to a person who holds a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license issued in California and who is at least 21 years of age to possess lawful firearms and/or ammunition on school grounds in accordance with law and Board policy.

Any employee granted permission shall be an employee with no disciplinary record in the previous four years.

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4118 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

No staff member shall be required to carry a firearm and/or ammunition while on school grounds.

Any person requesting to carry a firearm on school grounds shall annually submit an application to the Superintendent or designee. He/she shall also provide a copy of a valid CCW license and meet any other requirement of the insurance provider, such as additional training or insurance coverage.

(cf. 3580 - District Records)

Any person who is granted permission shall be required to sign the district's firearm and ammunition possession agreement. The signed agreement shall be maintained in the district's records. The principal and other appropriate staff shall be notified regarding persons who have been granted permission.

Permission shall be granted only if the Superintendent or designee is satisfied that the possession on school grounds shall be for a peaceful and lawful purpose or activity and that the possessor will at all times comply with all terms included in the district's firearm and ammunition possession agreement.

Permission to carry a firearm and/or ammunition on school grounds may be revoked by the Board or the Superintendent or designee at any time. In addition, when any person granted permission to possess a firearm on campus is directed to leave school grounds for reasons of disruption or other violation of law or district policy, the permission is automatically revoked.

Legal Reference:


32281 Comprehensive safety plan

35160 Powers and duties of the board

35161 Powers and duties of the board; authority to delegate

38001.5 District security officers; requirements if carry firearm


626.9 Gun Free School Zone Act

830.32 District police department; district decision to authorize carrying of firearm

16150 Definition of ammunition

16520 Definition of firearm

26150-26225 Concealed weapons permit

30310 Prohibition against ammunition on school grounds


921 Definitions, firearms and ammunition

922 Firearms, unlawful acts

923 Firearm licensing


7151 Gun-Free Schools Act; student expulsions for possession of firearm

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adopted: August 11, 2016 Modesto, California