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Graffiti Policy
The principal or the Superintendent of schools shall immediately suspend and recommend a pupil’s expulsion on the grounds of causing or attempting to cause damage to school property or private property,any District pupil enrolled in grades k-12 who has placed graffiti, tagged, or in any way painted or written on any school property without specific permission of school authorities, or placed graffiti on District or private property while going to or from school or any school-related activity, unless the principal or Superintendent finds, and so reports in writing to the governing board, that expulsion is inappropriate,due to the particular circumstance, which shall be set out in the report of the incident. In addition,the pupil shall be referred to the Juvenile Probation Department for inclusion in its Graffiti Program.Upon a finding by the Board following the expulsion hearing that the pupil committed the offense, a mandatory work program and full restitution by the pupil or by the pupil’s parent or guardian of the cost of repairing the property damaged by the pupil’s actions (including,but not limited to, adjunctive costs for investigation,employee time and use of any equipment), in an amount not to exceed the statutory maximum (which at the time of enactment of this policy is $10,000, adjusted upward annually) may be imposed by the Board as an express condition of the pupil’s readmittance to any school in the District. In addition, the District may withhold the grades, diploma, and transcripts of the pupil responsible for the damage until the pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian has paid for the damage.In the event the pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian are unable to pay for the damage, the District may, on appeal, provide a program of work for the pupil in lieu of the payment of monetary damages.

(Policy No. 5131.5, as adopted by the Board of Education:October 2007)

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