Legal Resources | Title 5 | T5 702
Guidelines for Reporting and Required Documentation.
Site or program administrators and school district and county office of education superintendents shall use
(1) crime and hate motivated incident classifications based on existing statutes, as specified above in Section 700(b) and (d),
(2) reporting guidelines as specified in subsection (a) below, and
(3) guidelines for required documentation as specified in subsection (b) below to complete the reporting procedures as specified above in Section 701.
(a) Reporting guidelines
The site or program administrator or designee shall report a crime or hate motivated incident when it has been determined that a reportable crime or hate motivated incident, as specified above in Section 700(b) and (d), has been committed on a school location, as specified above in Section 700(f). If more than one crime or hate motivated incident is committed during an occurrence, the most serious crime or incident in the judgment of the site or program administrator or designee shall be reported. The suspect(s) need not be apprehended for a crime or hate motivated incident to be reportable. The site or program administrator or designee may consult with local law enforcement to confirm that the occurrences reported on the forms are crimes or hate motivated incidents as defined in statute.
(b) Required documentation
The school district or county office of education superintendent responsible for reporting school crime and hate motivated incident data shall make available, for not less than three years from the date the report was submitted, supporting data which verifies information contained on the California Safe Schools Assessment School Crime and Incident Reporting Form (July 1, 2001). Such data shall include, but not be limited to, reports to local law enforcement officers and suspension and expulsion reports which have been reported to the respective local governing board, for the crime classifications specified in Education Code section 48915(a) through (d); and insurance claims, maintenance records, and other documents to verify economic loss, if applicable. In addition, staff should be available to participate in interviews during site visits from the California Department of Education.
Education Code 33031
Penal Code Section 628.1
Penal Code 628-628.6
(Amended by Register 2001, No. 31.)