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Santa Cruz City Schools |  BP  3515.5  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Sex Offender Notification   

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To protect students and to maintain a safe and secure campus, the Governing Board and California Penal Code prohibit registered sex offenders from entry onto any SCCS facility without prior written permission.

When a law enforcement agency notifies the district about registered sex offenders who may reside or work within district boundaries, the district shall coordinate with law enforcement to determine an appropriate response.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish an ongoing relationship with law enforcement officials to coordinate the receipt and dissemination of information regarding registered sex offenders. In accordance with the current laws and to protect the district and its employees from liability, the Superintendent when he/she deems appropriate may disseminate information about registered sex offenders to the school community to the extent authorized by the law enforcement agency.

Any staff member who has reason to believe that a registered sex offender is accessing SCCS facilities without the knowledge and express permission of the district shall immediately contact the Superintendent or designee. If the registered sex offender is not currently known to the district, the Superintendent or the designated district liaison will then immediately contact law enforcement officials to verify the information and take appropriate action as stated in the administrative regulation.

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.

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

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)

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Justice, Megan's Law mapping: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov

Policy SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 16, 2010 Soquel, California