The School Committee recognizes that acts of vandalism committed against public and private property are costly and require positive action through educational programs. Consequently, the School Committee will support various programs aimed at reducing the amount of vandalism.
Every citizen of the City, staff members, students, and members of the police department are urged by the School Committee to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism to property under control of the school department, and the name(s) of the person or persons believed to be responsible. Each employee will report to the principal of the school every incident of vandalism known to him/her and, if known, the names of those responsible.
The Superintendent is authorized to sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against perpetrators of vandalism against school property, and is further authorized to delegate, as he/she sees fit, authority to sign such complaints and to press charges.
Parents and students will be made aware of the legal implications involved. Reimbursement will be sought from the students or parents/guardians for all or part of any damages.