Recovery for Property Loss or Damage

MJUSD
DIVISION 3000
BUSINESS AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

RECOVERY FOR PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE

The Governing Board shall seek reimbursement of damages and rewards from any individual or from the custodial parent/guardian of any minor who commits any act of theft or vandalism.

Rewards
If law enforcement officials are unable to fix responsibility for the theft or vandalism, the Superintendent or designee is authorized to offer a reward in any amount he/she deems appropriate, not exceeding two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500), for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the guilty party. A reward in excess of two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) must be authorized in advance by the Board.

A reward shall be paid only when the guilt of the person responsible for the crime has been established by a criminal conviction or other appropriate judicial procedures.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
19910 Libraries, malicious cutting, tearing, defacing, breaking or injuring
19911 Libraries, willful detention of property
44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct
48904 Liability of parent or guardian for willful misconduct; withholding of grades, diplomas and transcripts

Civil Code
1714.1 Liability of parent or guardian for act of willful misconduct by a minor

Government Code
53069.5 Reward for information concerning person causing death, injury, or property damage; liability for reward
53069.6 Actions to recover damages
54951 Local agency, definition

Penal Code
484 Theft defined
594 Vandalism
640.5 Graffiti; facilities or vehicles of governmental entity
640.6 Graffiti

First Reading: 11/8/00

Governing Board Adoption: 1/17/01

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