Struthers City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

8470 - SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION

Ohio's "Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification" law requires all "habitual sex offenders" and adjudicated "sexual predators" (hereinafter "offenders") to register with the sheriff of the county in which they reside. The sheriff must then notify certain community members including the Superintendent of the School District in which such an offender resides. The Board of Education is committed to assisting the sheriff and local law enforcement agencies with their responsibility for Community Notification of offenders as required by law.

When the Superintendent receives information from the sheriff concerning an offender subject to Community Notification, the Superintendent shall disseminate the information to all District employees whose duties include the supervision of and/or responsibility for students.

Employees who receive said information shall promptly notify the Superintendent if a person subject to Community Notification 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 the person subject to Community Notification 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.

When the Superintendent receives information from the sheriff concerning an offender subject to Community Notification, the Superintendent shall not release any information concerning such offender to any person other than those employees whose duties include the supervision of and/or responsibility for students. The Superintendent shall refer any and all persons who wish to receive information regarding sex offender to the sheriff.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines necessary for the implementation of this policy.

R.C. 2950
A.C. 109:5-2

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