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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  3515.5  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Sex Offender Notification   

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In order to protect students while they are traveling to and from school, attending school or at a school-related activity, the Board of Education believes it is important that the district respond appropriately when a law enforcement agency contacts 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.

The district and its employees shall be immune from liability for the good faith dissemination of sex offender information provided by a law enforcement agency or an employee of a law enforcement agency, so long as the dissemination is in the manner and to the extent authorized by the law enforcement agency. (Penal Code 290)

The Superintendent or designee shall annually notify parents/guardians of the availability of the CD-ROM regarding registered sex offenders and recommend that they utilize the information contained on the disk.

(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. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; offense

35160 Authority of boards

35160.1 Board authority of school districts

PENAL CODE

290 Registration of sex offenders

290.4 Sex offender registration; compilation of information; 900 number

626.8 Disruptive entry or entry of sex offender upon school grounds

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)

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Justice: http://www.caag.state.ca.us

Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California