FILE:  EBCA

Cf:  JD

 

VANDALISM, THEFT, AND ARSON

 

 

The Avoyelles Parish School Board recognizes that acts of vandalism, theft, and arson are crimes against the community.  Every student, employee, and citizen of the parish is urged by the School Board to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism, theft, and arson of property belonging to the system and the name(s) of the person or persons believed to be responsible. 

 

The School Board declares that all acts of vandalism, theft, and arson of property belonging to the School Board or property contracted by the School Board shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible under the law. 

 

Every effort shall be made to recover damages from adult vandals or from the parents of juvenile vandals to cover the theft of equipment or the destruction of school property. This shall apply not only to damage as a result of breaking and entering at nights or during holidays, but also to damage done to school property by pupils during the course of the school day, over and above normal wear and tear.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the building level principal or other administrator in charge of any school or other facility to:

 

  1. Call the sheriff's department or local police department to request an investigation at the time of discovery of any act of vandalism, theft, or arson.

  2. Report by telephone to the Superintendent or his/designee all incidents of vandalism, theft, or arson and to submit a written report thereof within twenty-four (24) hours of any such incident to include a description of the damages, identification of perpetrators if known, sheriff's department or police department report number and any suggested measures to prevent reoccurrence of similar incidents.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to:

 

  1. Provide cooperation between all responsible administrators and those agencies responsible for detection, apprehension and prosecution of persons committing acts of vandalism, theft, or arson.

  2. Sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against perpetrators of vandalism, theft, and arson of any school property.

  3. Provide full a reporting of all acts of vandalism, theft, and arson to the School Board.

  4. Recommend to the School Board any action which may be needed to help reduce the incidents of vandalism, theft, and arson.

 

Revised:  April 1, 2014

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:416, 17:416.1

Board minutes, 4-1-14

 

Avoyelles Parish School Board