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Tamalpais Union HSD |  BP  3515.4  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Recovery For Property Loss Or Damage   

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The Board of Trustees shall seek reimbursement of damages from any individual or from the parents/guardians of any minor who commits any act of theft or vandalism.

(cf. 4158/4258 - Employee Security)

(cf. 5125.2 - Withholding Grades, Diploma or Transcripts)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

The parent/guardian of a minor who commits an act of theft or vandalism may be held liable for damages and rewards in accordance with law. (Education Code 48904)

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 criminal conviction or other appropriate judicial and/or District discipline procedures have established the guilt of the person(s) responsible for the crime.

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

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 TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 23, 1993 Larkspur, California