ECAB - Vandalism/Malicious Mischief/Theft
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 2/8/12, 7/13/22
Students and patrons are urged to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism, malicious mischief or theft and the name or names of the person or persons believed to be responsible.
Each district employee will report to the principal or other person in authority incidents of vandalism, malicious mischief or theft and the name of the person or persons responsible, if known.
Principals will submit a report of any incidents of vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or damage to district property, to the superintendent. The superintendent will report to the Board major reports of vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or damage to district property.
The district may offer a reward to an individual(s) who provides information that results in the apprehension of a person(s) guilty of vandalism/malicious mischief/theft or other criminal acts against the district. The amount of reward shall be determined by the superintendent on a case by case basis within any guidelines set by the Board.
The superintendent is authorized to sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against those committing acts of vandalism or malicious mischief against district property or theft of district property. It is the policy of the Board to seek all legal remedies against persons found to have committed such acts. Full restitution for the damage will be sought from such persons, or, in the case of minors, from their parents. Until such fees or restitutions are paid, certain restrictions and/or penalties may be imposed. Records requested by another district to determine a student’s appropriate placement may not be withheld.
A student who willfully destroys district property through vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or arson, who commits larceny or who creates a hazard to the safety of other people on district property will be disciplined in accordance with state law and the Board’s policies on student suspensions and expulsions and referred to law enforcement.
Any staff member who fails to report such an act, or willfully destroys district property through vandalism, malicious mischief, theft or arson, who commits larceny or who creates a hazard to the safety of other people on district property will be disciplined, up to and including dismissal and referred to law enforcement.
The district is not liable or responsible for personal property brought onto district property.
END OF POLICY
1 Use of suspension or expulsion as discipline for a student in violation of this policy is limited to criteria found in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 339.250.