5131.5 - Vandalism

Policy 5131.5

Students

Vandalism

The District may press legal charges against any student who, in any manner, advocates, teaches, incites, proposes, aids, abets, encourages or advises the unlawful injury or destruction of school property. The parent or guardian of any minor/un-emancipated child who willfully cuts, defaces, or otherwise damages, in any way, any property, real or personal, belonging to the district shall be held monetarily liable for such actions up to the maximum amount allowed under state law. Injury shall include intentional unauthorized modifications made to computer hardware and/or software.

Liability of Parents and Students

The liability provided under Connecticut General Statutes 52-572 does not relieve the minor(s) of personal liability for such damage or injury. This liability of the parent or guardian for damages done by a minor child is in addition to any other liability which exists in law. Liability shall include all costs incurred to remedy the situation.

The parent or guardian of a minor child shall also be held liable for all property belonging to the district that has been lent to the student and not returned upon demand of the district. The student may also be liable to disciplinary action.

An adult student shall be held personally liable for any damage done to any property, real or personal, belonging to the district, including property that has been lent to the student and not returned upon demand of the district. The student may also be subject to disciplinary action.

Damaged or lost instructional articles will be replaced by the student and/or his or her parents/guardians. The individual school price list will be used in establishing replacement fees based on the list price and depreciation schedule.


Policy adopted: May 7, 2019                                          
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut