Board Policy #S 5131.4

New Haven Unified School District


The Governing Board recognizes that all school staff must be prepared to cope with campus disturbances and to minimize the risks they entail. Staff should be especially sensitive to conditions that foster racial conflict, student protests, or gang intimidation and confrontations.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish at each school a disturbance response plan for curbing disruptions which create disorder and may lead to riots, violence or vandalism at school or school sponsored events.

The Superintendent or designee shall consult with law enforcement authorities to plan for police support during school disruptions. Each school's disturbance response plan shall address the role of law enforcement. When a disturbance directly threatens students or staff, the Superintendent or designee has the authority to call in law enforcement personnel for assistance and may dismiss school.

Students who participate in disturbances may be subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 3515 School Safety and Security)
(cf. 5136 Gangs)
(cf. 5144 Discipline)

Legal Reference:

32210 Willful disturbance of public school or meeting
32211 Threatened disruption or interference with classes
35294-35294.5 School safety plans
39670-39675 Security patrols
44810 Willful interference with classroom conduct
44811 Disruption of class work or extracurricular activities
48907 Student exercise of free expression

403-420 Crimes against the public peace, especially:
415 Fighting; noise; offensive words
415.5 Disturbance of peace of school
416 Assembly to disturb peace; refusal to disperse
626-626.10 Crimes on school grounds
627-626.7 Access to school premises

First Reading
February 1, 1994

Second Reading
March 1, 1994

Administrative Regulation for Board Policy 5131.4