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Newark 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 and rewards from any individual or from the custodial parent/guardian 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 Superintendent or designee is authorized to offer a reward in any amount he/she deems appropriate, not exceeding $1,000, for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the guilty party. A reward in excess of $1,000 must be authorized in advance by the Board.

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 Malicious cutting, tearing, defacing, breaking or injuring

19911 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

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 NEWARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 6, 1996 Newark, California