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Vista USD |  BP  3515.2  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Disruptions   

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In order to help maintain an educational environment that provides for student safety, the Board of Trustees is committed to keeping the schools free from disruptions and to keeping unauthorized persons from entering school grounds. The Superintendent or designee shall provide for the prompt removal of any individual from school grounds who disrupts or threatens to disrupt normal school operations, threatens the health and safety of students or staff, or threatens to cause property damage in accordance with law, Board policy, or administrative regulation.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a plan describing actions to be taken, including staff responsibilities, when an individual is causing a disruption. In developing such a plan, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with law enforcement to create guidelines for law enforcement support and intervention in the event of a disruption.

School staff shall be trained to recognize when an individual has committed acts that constitute a disruption in violation of Board policy or administrative regulation. Staff who believe that a disruption may occur shall immediately contact the principal.

Gun Free School Zone

Possession of unauthorized firearms, weapons, or other dangerous instruments is prohibited within 1,000 feet of school grounds without the written permission of school authorities. (Penal Code 626.9, 626.10)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting, misdemeanor

32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor

35160 Authority of governing boards

44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct

44811 Disruption of classwork or extracurricular activities

48902 Notification of law enforcement authorities

51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device

PENAL CODE

243.5 Assault or battery on school property

415.5 Disturbance of peace of school

626-626.11 Schools, crimes, especially:

626.7 Failure to leave campus or facility; wrongful return; penalties; notice; exceptions

626.8 Disruptive presence at schools

626.81 Misdemeanor for registered sex offender to come onto school grounds

626.85 Misdemeanor for specified drug offender presence on school grounds

626.9 Gun Free School Zone Act

627-627.10 Access to school premises

653b Loitering about schools or public places

12556 Imitation firearms

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

7151 Gun-Free Schools Act

COURT DECISIONS

Reeves v. Rocklin Unified School District, (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 652

In Re Joseph F., (2000) 85 Cal.App.4th 975

In Re Jimi A., (1989) 209 Cal.App.3d 482

In Re Oscar R., (1984) 161 Cal.App.3d 770

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

79 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 58 (1996)

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

911! A Manual for Schools and the Media During a Campus Crisis, 2001

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, May 2003

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Safe Schools Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss

U.S. Department of Education, Emergency Planning: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan

Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 9, 2010 Vista, California