Cape Coral Charter School Authority
Bylaws & Policies


The principal or administrator shall report any damage, loss, vandalism, or malicious mischief immediately to the Superintendent and to the proper law enforcement agency giving all available information.

By Students

A student who willfully damages school property shall be properly disciplined and his/her parent(s) or legal guardian, if the student is a minor, shall be requested, in writing, to restore or to replace any damaged property in accordance with the true value as determined by the principal, the responsible Authority department head, or in extreme circumstances the Superintendent and/or Governing Board. In extreme cases of vandalism, a student shall be subject to suspension or expulsion from school under the charge of serious misconduct. The Code of Student Conduct shall identify disciplinary procedures for students who abuse school property. An adult student involved in the destruction of school property shall be held solely responsible for the damages.

A civil action against the studentís parent(s) or legal guardian may be instituted by the Board in an appropriate action to recover damages in an amount not to exceed the limit prescribed by Florida statutes if vandalism or theft of school property is known to have been committed by a minor and the parent(s) or legal guardian refuses to restore or replace the property.

By Persons Other Than Students

In case of willful or negligent damage of property belonging to the Board, whether real or personal, the user shall be responsible for the payment or replacement of such damage in accordance with the true value as established by the Superintendent.

By Organizations Under Use Permits

An organization granted a permit for the use of property belonging to the Board shall be responsible for any undue damage to the buildings, equipment, or grounds beyond that which would be considered normal wear and tear and shall repay any such damage in accordance with the true value as established by the Superintendent. Failure to comply with such payment shall cause the individual, group, or organization to lose eligibility for further use of Board-owned property and such legal action as the Board deems proper to recover the amount of damages.

F.S. 1013.22

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