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Tamalpais Union HSD |  BP  5112.5  Students

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As authorized by Education Code 44808.5, the Board of Trustees establishes an "open campus" at district high schools. By allowing our students to leave campus during the break and lunch period, the Board entrusts them with an opportunity to learn responsibility and demonstrate good citizenship. Students shall not leave the school grounds at any other time during the school day without permission of school authorities. Students who leave school without such authorization shall be classified as truant and subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

Due to the unique schedule and lack of school-based food services at San Andreas, students attending San Andreas may leave campus during the 15 minute morning nutrition break. However, during this period, San Andreas students may not be on, or loitering near, any other school campus. Students who violate this rule will be appropriately disciplined.

(cf. 5142 - Student Safety)

The district, Board and district employees shall not be liable for the conduct and safety of students who leave grounds during the lunch period. (Education Code 44808.5)

As required by law, the Board shall notify parents/guardians at the beginning of the school term of their decision to establish an open campus.

The principal is authorized to close the campus under the conditions of emergency, to ensure student health and safety, or to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.

(cf. 5144 - Student Discipline)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44808.5 Permission for pupils to leave school grounds; notice

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 26, 1993 Larkspur, California

revised: June 11, 1996

revised: May 12, 1998