3515.2 BP - Disruptions

Business and Noninstructional Operations -
Board Policy No.  3515.2
Policy Adopted:  September 2, 2010


The Governing Board is committed to providing a safe environment for district students, staff, and others while they are on district property or engaged in school activities.

The Superintendent or designee shall remove any individual who, by his/her presence or action, disrupts or threatens to disrupt normal district or school operations, threatens the health or safety of anyone on district property, or causes or threatens to cause damage to district property or to any property on school grounds.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a plan describing staff responsibilities and actions to be taken when an individual is causing a disruption. In developing such a plan, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with law enforcement to create guidelines for law enforcement support and intervention in the event of a disruption.

(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide training to school staff on how to identify and respond to actions or situations that may constitute a disruption.

Any employee who believes that a disruption may occur shall immediately contact the principal. The principal or designee shall notify law enforcement in accordance with Education Code 48902 and 20 USC 7151 and in other situations, as appropriate.

Safe School Zone

Possession of a firearm within 1000 feet of any district school is prohibited except when authorized by law. (Penal Code 626.9)

Possession of any other unauthorized weapon or dangerous instrument is prohibited on school grounds or buses and at school-related or school-sponsored activities without the written permission of school authorities.

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))

Legal Reference:
32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting, misdemeanor
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes; misdemeanor
35160 Authority of governing boards
44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct
44811 Disruption of classwork or extracurricular activities
48902 Notification of law enforcement authorities
51512 Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device
243.5 Assault or battery on school property
415.5 Disturbance of peace of school
626-626.11 Schools, crimes, especially:
626.7 Failure to leave campus or facility; wrongful return; penalties; notice; exceptions
626.8 Disruptive presence at schools
626.81 Misdemeanor for registered sex offender to come onto school grounds
626.85 Misdemeanor for specified drug offender presence on school grounds
626.9 Gun Free School Zone Act
627-627.10 Access to school premises
653b Loitering about schools or public places
12556 Imitation firearms

7151 Gun-Free Schools Act

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