Morgan Hill USD | BP 3515 Business and Noninstructional Operations
The Governing Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes the safety of students, employees, and visitors to school grounds. The Board also recognizes the importance of protecting district property, facilities, and equipment from vandalism and theft.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop campus security procedures which are consistent with the goals and objectives of the district's comprehensive safety plan and site-level safety plans. Such procedures shall be regularly reviewed to reflect changed circumstances and to assess their effectiveness in achieving safe school objectives.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
Security of Buildings and Grounds
Buildings constitute one of the greatest investments of the school district. It is in the best interest of students and taxpayers to protect that investment adequately.
Appropriate security includes:
1. Adequate locks and security of keys
2. Minimizing fire and other hazards
3. Reducing the probability of equipment failure
4. Keeping records and funds in a safe place
5. Protection against vandalism and burglary
The Superintendent is directed to establish such rules and regulations as may be needed to provide for security as outlined above.
The Board believes that reasonable use of surveillance cameras will help the district achieve its goals for campus security. The Superintendent or designee shall identify appropriate locations for the placement of surveillance cameras.
(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)
(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)
Prior to the operation of the surveillance system, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that signs are posted at conspicuous locations at affected school buildings and grounds. These signs shall inform students, staff, and visitors that surveillance may occur and shall state whether the district's system is actively monitored by school personnel.
32020 Access gates
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes
35160 Authority of governing boards
35160.1 Broad authority of school districts
469 Unauthorized making, duplicating or possession of key to public building
Article 1, Section 28(c) Right to Safe Schools
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) 469 U.S. 325
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 257 (2000)
75 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 155 (1992)
Protecting Our Schools: Governing Board Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1999
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS
The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools: A Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies, 1999
California Department of Education, Safe Schools Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss
National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij
Policy MORGAN HILL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 13, 2012 Morgan Hill, California