5.4.4 School Property – Recovery For Property Loss or Damage

School Property – Recovery For Property Loss or Damage

(SFUSD Board Policy and SFUSD Administrative Regulation 3515.4) 

The San Francisco Board of Education has established as its policy that the following action be taken to recover loaned school district property or to seek restitution for damaged property: 

  • The school principal shall notify the parent/guardian/caregiver of the student in writing before withholding the student’s grades, diploma, and/or transcript.
  • When the student and parent/guardian/caregiver are unable to pay for the damages or return the property, the principal shall offer a program of voluntary work in lieu of payment and be available at the discretion of the principal.
  • Implementation of this policy shall not be interpreted as denying the student a right to the normal use of texts and other school property while actively enrolled in school.  (See Transfer of Records section on chapter 3.4.1.)

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