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Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) |  BP  5142.1  Students

Identification And Reporting Of Missing Children   

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In order to facilitate the location and identification of missing children, the Board of Trustees shall offer a voluntary fingerprinting program for all entering kindergarten students and for all students newly enrolled in the district. The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall encourage student participation and ensure student privacy.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

The Board may contract with any public or private agency, including any appropriate civic or community organization, to perform the fingerprinting. (Education Code 32390)

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

District personnel, including but not limited to teachers, administrators, school aides, school playground workers and school bus drivers, are encouraged to report missing children to a law enforcement agency in a timely manner in order to provide those children a necessary level of protection.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

32390 Voluntary program for fingerprinting students

38139 Posting of information about missing children

48980 Parental notification of district programs, rights and responsibilities

49068.5-49068.6 Missing children; transfers

49370 Legislative intent re: reporting of missing children

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

640-641 Student fingerprinting program

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

Department of Justice/Attorney General's Office: http://www.caag.state.ca.us/app

Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 9, 2009 Santa Cruz, California