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La Canada USD |  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 custodial 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)

Rewards

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:

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 LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 22, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California