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La Canada USD |  BP  3515  Business and Noninstructional Operations

School Safety And Security   

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The Governing Board is fully committed to preventing violence and crime on school grounds. The Superintendent and staff shall strictly enforce all Board policies related to crime, campus disturbances, campus intruders, student safety, student conduct and student discipline.

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

(cf. 5119 - Students Expelled from Other Districts)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5131.4 - Campus Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

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

(cf. 6114 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for securing records and funds and for protecting buildings against vandalism and burglary during nonbusiness hours. The Superintendent or designee also shall investigate ways that school grounds can be made more secure.

The Superintendent or designee shall arrange for law enforcement authorities or school security staff to regularly monitor security around the perimeter of all district schools to prevent outsiders from entering school grounds.

The Board encourages staff, parents/guardians and students at each school to work with local law enforcement agencies and other interested parties in developing a comprehensive school safety plan which includes strategies for preventing crime and violence on school premises.

Legal Reference:


32020 Access gates

32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes

32280-32288 School safety plans

38000-38005 Security patrols


469 Unauthorized making, duplicating or possession of key to public building

626-626.10 Disruption of schools

Management Resources:


Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 1995


Protecting Our Schools: Governing Board Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1995


adopted: April 22, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California