Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) | AR 3515 Business and Noninstructional Operations
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that the district's campus security plan includes strategies to:
1. Secure the campus perimeter and school facilities in order to prevent criminal activity
These strategies include a risk management analysis of the campus' security system, lighting system, and fencing. Procedures to ensure unobstructed views and eliminate blind spots caused by doorways and landscaping shall also be considered. In addition, parking lot design may be studied, including methods to discourage through traffic.
2. Secure buildings from outsiders and discourage trespassing
These strategies may include requiring visitor registration, staff and student identification tags, and patrolling of places used for congregating and loitering.
(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
(cf. 5112.5 - Open/Closed Campus)
3. Discourage vandalism and graffiti
These strategies may include plans to immediately cover graffiti as well as campus beautification projects and shall also include students and the community in these projects.
(cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)
(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
4. Control access to keys and other school inventory
(cf. 3440 - Inventories)
5. Detect and intervene with school crime
These strategies may include the creation of a school watch program, an anonymous crime reporting system, analysis of school crime incidents, and collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, including providing for law enforcement presence.
(cf. 3515.3 - District Police/Security Department)
(cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)
(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)
All staff shall receive training in building and grounds security procedures.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)
All keys used in the school shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent/Principal or designee. Keys shall be issued only to those employees who regularly need a key in order to carry out normal activities of their position.
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall create a key control system with a record of each key assigned and room(s) or building(s) which the key opens.
Keys shall be used only by authorized employees and shall never be loaned to students. The master key shall not be loaned.
The person issued a key shall be responsible for its safekeeping. The duplication of school keys is prohibited. If a key is lost, the person responsible shall immediately report the loss to the Superintendent/Principal or designee and shall pay for a replacement key.
32020 Access gates
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes
35160 Authority of governing boards
35160.1 Broad authority of school districts
469 Unauthorized making, duplicating or possession of key to public building
Article 1, Section 28(c) Right to Safe Schools
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
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)
Protecting Our Schools: Board of Trustees Strategies to Combat School Violence, 1999
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, 1999
California Department of Education, Safe Schools Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss
National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij
Regulation HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: September 9, 2009 Santa Cruz, California