Cf:  JS





The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall encourage students, teachers, and every citizen of the community to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism to property belonging to the Board and the name(s) of the person or persons believed to be responsible.  Each employee of the school district shall report to the Superintendent and/or principal every incident of vandalism known to them, and, if known, the names of those responsible.


The Superintendent shall be authorized to sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against perpetrators of vandalism against school property, and shall further be authorized to delegate as he/she sees fit, authority to sign such complaints and to press charges.



Every effort shall be made to recover damages from adult vandals or from the parents of juvenile vandals to cover the theft of equipment or the destruction of school property.  This shall apply not only to damage as a result of breaking and entering at nights or during holidays, but also to damage done to school property by pupils during the course of the school day, over and above normal wear and tear.


In instances where property has been reported as damaged or missing, the Board shall cause school personnel to attempt to determine the responsible parties in accordance with the following:


  1. The principal shall make an investigation to determine the responsibility for the missing or damaged school property.  During the investigation the student who is suspected of committing said offense and his/her parent or guardian shall be given the opportunity to explain how the property became missing or damaged.

  2. If the principal determines after said investigation that the student is responsible, then that student shall be given notice in writing stating the cost of the missing or damaged property and the date that payment must be made to the school.  A copy of this notice shall be mailed to the parent or guardian of the student and a signed copy of this notice shall be returned to the principal of the school.

  3. If restitution is not made by the date stated in the notice, the principal shall notify the parent or guardian of the student that the matter will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office for disposition.


Revised:  December, 1988

Revised:  January, 1994



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:416

Board minutes, 9-22-88, 3-25-93, 1-20-94


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board