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Vista USD |  BP  4156.3  Personnel

Employee Property Reimbursement   

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The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent or designee to pay the cost of replacing or repairing any verified loss of employee personal property, except cash, which has been stolen or intentionally destroyed or damaged while being used for work-related purposes.

No reimbursement shall be made for accidental damage or for any loss due to lack of personal supervision or failure to keep property in a secured area.

The maximum payment shall be the amount specified by the district's insurance carrier for such loss or the amount specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, whichever is less.

Reimbursement for personal items used for work-related purposes shall be made only if: (Education Code 35213)

1. Use of the personal property was approved by the principal, site supervisor or designee before the property was brought to school or district premises

2. At that time, the employee and district representative agreed on the value of the property

If an employee receives any payment from an insurance carrier for any loss, damage, or destruction for which the district gave reimbursement, the employee shall repay the district if such payment from an insurance carrier covers the same loss, damage, or destruction covered by the district. The district shall, in addition, have all rights of subrogation; and the employee shall execute all assignments and other documents and cooperate and perform all other acts as required by the district in pursuing such rights of subrogation.

This policy should not be construed as a restriction regarding an employee bringing personal property on district property at the employee's own risk subject to the other provisions in this Board Policy.

The district will reimburse for the actual value of the lost, damaged, or destroyed personal property subject to the other provisions in this Board Policy. Reimbursement may be made on the basis of repair cost if it is economical, feasible, and not greater than the actual value.

(cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism and Graffiti)

Legal Reference:


35213 Reimbursement for loss, destruction or damage of personal property

48904 Liability of parent/guardian for willful misconduct; withholding of grades, diplomas

and transcripts


1714.1 Liability of parent or guardian for act of willful misconduct by a minor


adopted: December 9, 2010 Vista, California