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7440 - Plant Security

Buildings constitute the greatest financial investment of the District. It is in the best interest of the Board to protect the District's investment adequately. The buildings and equipment owned by the Board shall be protected from theft and vandalism in order to maintain the optimum conditions for carrying out the educational programs.

The Superintendent shall develop and supervise a program for the security of the school buildings, school grounds, and school equipment pursuant to State statutes and rules. Such a program may include but is not limited to video surveillance equipment, security alarm devices, or monitoring devices in appropriate public areas in and around the schools and other District facilities.

Every effort shall be made to apprehend those who knowingly cause serious physical harm to District property and to require such persons to rectify the damage or pay a fee to cover repairs. A reward may be offered for apprehending such persons.

Appropriate authorities may be contacted in the case of serious offenses.

The Superintendent is authorized to employ metal detectors, video surveillance devices, and other security devices which would assist in the detection of guns and dangerous weapons in school buildings and/or on District property.

F.S. 1001.51

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