School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


Buildings constitute the greatest financial investment of the Corporation. It is in the best interest of the School Board to protect the Corporation'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 Corporation's students, staff, visitors, school buildings, school grounds, and school equipment in compliance with State and Federal law. Such a program may include the use of video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment in appropriate public areas in and around the schools and other Corporation facilities, and on school buses.

Every effort shall be made to apprehend those who knowingly cause serious physical harm to students, staff, visitors, and Board property and to require prosecution of those who bring harm to persons and/or property. The Board will seek repair to rectify the damage or payment of a fee to cover the cost of repair or replacement from the person(s) responsible. 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 install metal detectors and video surveillance/electronic monitoring equipment on school property in order to protect the health, welfare, and safety of students, staff, visitors and Board property, and other security devices that would assist in the detection of guns and dangerous weapons in school buildings and on Corporation property.

I.C. 20-33-8-1 et seq.

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