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Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) |  BP  3515  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Campus Security   

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The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a school environment that promotes the safety of students, staff, and visitors to school grounds. The Board also recognizes the importance of protecting district property, facilities, and equipment from vandalism and theft.

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism and Graffiti)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall develop campus security procedures, which may be included in the district's comprehensive safety plan and/or site-level safety plans. Such procedures shall be regularly reviewed to reflect changed circumstances and to assess their effectiveness in achieving safe school objectives.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

Surveillance Systems

In consultation with the district's safety planning committee, other relevant stakeholders, and staff, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall identify appropriate locations for the placement of surveillance cameras. Cameras shall not be placed in areas where students, staff, or community members have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Any audio capability on the district's surveillance equipment shall be disabled so that sounds are not recorded.

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)

Prior to the operation of the surveillance system, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that signs are posted at conspicuous and targeted locations around school buildings and grounds. These signs shall state that the facility uses video surveillance equipment for security purposes and that the equipment may or may not be actively monitored at any time. The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall also provide prior written notice to students and parents/guardians about the district's surveillance system, including the locations where surveillance may occur and that the recordings may be used in disciplinary proceedings and/or referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate.

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

To the extent that any images from the district's surveillance system create a student or personnel record, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that the images are accessed, retained, and disclosed in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation, and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

(cf. 5125.1 - Release of Directory Information)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

17070.10-17079.30 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act, especially:

17075.50 Classroom security locks, new construction projects

17583 Classroom security locks, modernization projects

32020 Access gates

32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes

32280-32289 School safety plans

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

38000-38005 Security departments

49050-49051 Searches by school employees

49060-49079 Student records

PENAL CODE

469 Unauthorized making, duplicating or possession of key to public building

626-626.11 Disruption of schools

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24

1010.1.9 Door operations

1010.1.11 Lockable doors from the inside

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article 1, Section 28(c) Right to Safe Schools

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

99.3 Definition of education records

COURT DECISIONS

Brannum v. Overton County School Board (2008) 516 F. 3d 489

New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985) 469 U.S. 325

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

83 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 257 (2000)

75 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 155 (1992)

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS

The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools: A Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies, rev. 2005

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

FAQs on Photos and Videos under FERPA

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

National School Safety Center: http://www.schoolsafety.us

U.S. Department of Education, Protecting Student Privacy: https://studentprivacy.ed.gov

Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 13, 2019 Santa Cruz, California