Novato USD | BP 3515.5 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Sex Offender Notification
In order to protect students while they are traveling to and from school, or attending school or a school-related activity, the Board of Education believes it is important that the district respond appropriately when a law enforcement agency notifies the district about registered sex offenders who may reside or work within district boundaries.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish an ongoing relationship with law enforcement officials to coordinate the receipt and dissemination of such information. To the extent authorized by law, the Superintendent or designee also shall establish procedures for notifying appropriate staff as necessary.
To protect the district and its employees from liability, employees shall disseminate sex offender information in good faith, and only in the manner and to the extent authorized by the law enforcement agency.
The Superintendent or designee may annually notify parents/guardians of the availability of information about registered sex offenders on the Department of Justice's Internet website.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)
(cf. 5142 - Safety)
Role of District Police/Security Department
In accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation, the district police/security department may disseminate information about registered sex offenders to the school community. The district police/security department shall consult with local law enforcement and the Superintendent or designee prior to any such dissemination.
(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)
The district police/security department shall maintain records of the means and dates of dissemination for five years. (Penal Code 290.45)
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; offense
35160 Authority of boards
35160.1 Board authority of school districts
290 Registration of sex offenders
290.4 Sex offender registration; compilation of information
290.45 Release of sex offender information
290.46 Making information about certain sex offenders available via the Internet
290.9 Addresses of persons who violate duty to register
290.95 Disclosure by person required to register as sex offender
626.8 Disruptive entry or entry of sex offender upon school grounds
830.32 School district and community college police
3003 Parole, geographic placement
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
14071 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender
Registration Program Act
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
82 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 20 (1999)
California Department of Justice, Megan's Law mapping: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
Policy NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 09, 2008 Novato, California