Employee Security



The Governing Board desires to provide a safe and orderly working environment for all employees. As part of the District's comprehensive school safety plan, the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for protecting employees from potentially dangerous persons and situations and for assisting them in the event of an emergency situation.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees are informed, in accordance with law, regarding crimes and offenses by students who may post a danger in the classroom.

When violence is directed against an employee by any individual and the employee so notifies the District, the District shall take steps to ensure that appropriate legal measures are instituted. When the employee notifies the District of a threat of bodily harm, the District shall take appropriate measures to enable the employee to request assistance if an attempt occurs on school grounds.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees are trained in crisis prevention and intervention techniques in order to protect themselves and students. Staff development may include training in classroom management, effective communication techniques and crisis resolution.

The Board recognizes that access to two-way communications devices allows employees to call for assistance from their supervision or law enforcement in the event of a threat of violence or medical emergency. The District shall provide such communications devices in classrooms to the extent possible.

The District expressly prohibits threats of violence and acts of violence by any employee against any individual while the employee is engaged in any activity on behalf of the District or is in any way acting within the scope of employment for the District. Violation of this Board Policy by an employee is cause for discipline up to and including dismissal from employment.

The Governing Board directs the Superintendent or designee to investigate promptly and carefully any complaint of an alleged threat of violence or an alleged act of violence by an employee, and to take prompt, corrective and appropriate action.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
32210-32212 Willful disturbance, public schools or meetings
32225-32226 Communication devices
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice or use of administrative advisor
35205 Contract for legal services
35208 Liability insurance
44014 Report of assault by pupil against school employee
44807 Duty concerning conduct of students
48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion
48902 Notification of law enforcement authorities if student violates assault or controlled substance provision
48904 Parental liability
48905 Injury or damage to person or property of school district employee; request for legal action
49079 Notification to teacher; student who has engaged in acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion
49330 Definition of injurious object
49331 Removal of injurious object from possession of pupil by designated employee

Civil Code
51.7 Freedom from violence or intimidation

Code of Civil Procedure
527.8 Workplace violence safety act

Government Code
995-996.4 Defense of public employees

Penal Code
71 Threatening public officers and employees and school officials
240 Definition of assault
241.2 Assault on school or park property against any person
241.3 Assault against school bus drivers
241.6 Assault on school employee includes board member
242 Definition of battery
243 Battery; definition of "injury" and "serious bodily injury"
243.2 Battery on school or park property against any person
243.3 Battery against school bus drivers
243.6 Battery against school employee includes board member
245.5 Assault with deadly weapon; school employee includes board member
290 Registration of sex offenders
601 Trespass by person making credible threat
626.10 Exceptions to bringing weapon on school grounds
646.9 Stalking

First Reading: 2/14/01

Governing Board Adoption: 3/14/01

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