Board Policies


Adoption Date: Apr 28, 2004
5513 - CARE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

Basic to the philosophy of the Board is a respect for the rights of others.  Students are urged to exercise this respect in regard to the belongings of others, including school property.  Each student should realize that vandalism to school property is costly to repair and directly related to increased school taxes.

Attempts should be made to teach students respect for property which can be done in connection with the care of textbooks and the use of school materials and equipment.

Students who cause damage to school property may be subject to disciplinary measures and restitution for damages.

The Board authorizes the imposition of fines for the loss, damage, or destruction of school equipment or materials, apparatus, musical instruments, library materials, textbooks, and for damage to school buildings.

The Board reserves the right to file a civil action in a court of competent authority against parents of a student who willfully destroys Corporation property.

The Superintendent shall develop procedures to implement this policy.  The Superintendent may report to the juvenile authorities any student whose damage of school property has been serious or chronic in nature.

References:
I.C. 20-33-5-11
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