ECAB: Vandalism

E: Support Services

Our school system's buildings and grounds are built and maintained with taxes levied on our community's taxpayers; all uncollected damages caused by vandals must be paid for in the same way.  For that reason, the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) urges every citizen, staff member, student, and law enforcement officer to co-operate in reporting any incident of vandalism and the name(s) of the person or persons believed to be responsible.  The resources of our entire community are needed to combat the problem of vandalism against public property. 

All employees of the school district must report to the principal, or other person in charge of a building, every incident of vandalism known to them and, if known, the names of the person(s) involved or suspected. 

In accordance with the School Act, students who destroy, vandalize, or steal school property and their parents are financially responsible for the repair or replacement of that property.  The Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee is authorized to sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against vandals and to seek restitution from parents or guardians.

DMT Responsibility: D-FSS

Adopted Date: 
Monday October 18, 1982
Revision Date: 
Aug 1990
Sep 1994