John Glenn School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

8470 - REGISTERED SEX OR VIOLENT OFFENDERS

Indiana's "Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification" law requires all "sex or violent offenders" to register with the chief of police of the consolidated city or the sheriff of the county (if it does not contain a consolidated city) in which they reside, work, or study. The chief of police or sheriff must then immediately update the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry website established under I.C. 36-2-13-5.5 by making and publishing a photograph of the sex or violent offender on the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry website, notify every law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the county where the sex or violent offender resides, and update the National Crime Information Center National Sex Offender Registry data base via the Indiana data and communications system (IDACS). The School Board is committed to assisting the chief of police/sheriff and the local law enforcement agency with their responsibility for Community Notification of registered sex or violent offenders as required by law.

The Superintendent shall request that the chief of police/sheriff provide notice to the Superintendent at the same time that s/he provides notice to every law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the county where the sex or violent offender resides, works, or studies when a sex or violent offender registers in the county where the School Corporation is located.

When the Superintendent receives information from the chief of police/sheriff concerning the registration of a sex or violent offender in the county where the Corporation is located, the Superintendent shall disseminate the information to all Corporation employees whose duties include the supervision of and/or responsibility for students.

Employees who receive said information shall promptly notify the building principal if a registered sex or violent offender who does not attend the school is observed in the vicinity of the school or a bus stop area.

The building principal shall promptly notify the Superintendent if s/he is informed by an employee that if a registered sex or violent offender who does not attend the school is observed in the vicinity of the school or a bus stop area.

The Superintendent shall notify the local law enforcement agency if, in the judgment of the Superintendent, the presence of a registered sex or violent offender on school property appears to be without a legitimate purpose or otherwise creates concern for the safety of children. The Superintendent shall cooperate with the local law enforcement agency if any additional action is to be taken.

I.C. 35-42-4-14(b) makes it a Level 6 felony for a registered sex or violent offender who also is a "serious sex offender" within the meaning of I.C. 35-42-4-14(a) to enter school property. The Superintendent shall notify the local law enforcement agency if s/he learns that a registered sex or violent offender who also is a "serious sex offender" within the meaning of I.C. 35-42-4-14(a) is on school property.

I.C. 11-8-8, Sex Offender Registration ("Zachary’s Law")
I.C. 35-42-4-14
I.C. 36-2-13-5.5

Adopted 3/1/16

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