Tamalpais Union HSD | BP 5136 Students
The Board of Trustees desires to keep district schools and students free from the threats or harmful influence of any groups or gangs which exhibit drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior. The Superintendent or designee shall take steps to deter gang intimidation of students and confrontations between members of different gangs. He/she shall exchange information and establish mutually supportive efforts with local law enforcement authorities.
(cf. 5131.4 - Campus Disturbances)
(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)
To further discourage the influence of gangs, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that school rules of conduct are enforced consistently and that all students have access to counselors as needed.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide inservice training which helps staff to identify gangs and gang symbols, recognize early manifestations of disruptive activities, and respond appropriately to gang behavior. Staff shall be informed about conflict management techniques and alerted to intervention measures and community resources which may help our students.
The Board realizes that many students become involved in gangs without understanding the consequences of gang membership. Early intervention is a key component of efforts to break the cycle of gang membership.
The California Legislature has declared that gang-related apparel is hazardous to the health and safety of the school environment. The Board recognizes that there is evidence of a gang presence in district schools that may disrupt or interfere with school activities. The Board has determined that the Superintendent or designee may establish reasonable dress code regulations prohibiting students from wearing gang-related apparel when necessary for the health and safety of the school environment. If a student exhibits signs of gang affiliation, staff shall so inform the parent/guardian.
(cf. 3515 - School Safety and Security)
(cf. 5132 - Dress and Grooming)
32282 School safety plans
35183 Gang-related apparel
48907 Student exercise of free expression
51264 Educational inservice training; CDE guidelines
51265 Gang violence and drug and alcohol abuse prevention inservice training
186.22 Participation in criminal street gang
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
On Alert: Gang Prevention in School and Inservice Guidelines, January 1994
Protecting Our Schools: Governing Board Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1995
Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: April 27, 1993 Larkspur, California
revised: May 24, 1994
revised: March 27, 2001