Petaluma City Schools | AR 3515 Business and Noninstructional Operations
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's campus security plan includes strategies to:
1. Secure the campus perimeter and school facilities in order to prevent criminal activity
These strategies include a risk management analysis of each campus' security system, lighting system, and fencing. Procedures to ensure unobstructed views and eliminate blind spots caused by doorways and landscaping shall also be considered. In addition, parking lot design may be studied, including methods to discourage through traffic.
2. Secure buildings from outsiders and discourage trespassing
These strategies may include requiring visitor registration, staff and student identification tags, and patrolling of places used for congregating and loitering.
(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
(cf. 5112.5 - Open/Closed Campus)
3. Discourage vandalism and graffiti
These strategies may include plans to immediately cover graffiti as well as campus beautification projects and shall also include students and the community in these projects.
(cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)
(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
4. Control access to keys and other school inventory
(cf. 3440 - Inventories)
5. Detect and intervene with school crime
These strategies may include the creation of a school watch program, an anonymous crime reporting system, analysis of school crime incidents, and collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, including providing for law enforcement presence.
(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)
(cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)
(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)
All keys used in a school shall be the responsibility of the principal or designee. Keys shall be issued only to those employees who regularly need a key in order to carry out normal activities of their position.
The principal or designee shall create a key control system with a record of each key assigned and room(s) or building(s) which the key opens.
Keys shall be used only by authorized employees and shall never be loaned to students. The master key shall not be loaned.
The person issued a key shall be responsible for its safekeeping. The duplication of school keys is prohibited. If a key is lost, the person responsible shall immediately report the loss to the principal or designee and shall pay for a replacement key.
Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
approved: May 8, 2007 Petaluma, California