Lloydminister Public School Division

(780) 875-5541 Fax: (780) 875-7829

5017 - 46 Street
Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 1R4

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedure 357

Damage to Property

Background

Students who willfully or knowingly destroy or damage Lloydminster Public School Division  property will be held financially responsible for their actions.

Procedures

  1. Students will be held responsible for their actions in regard to destruction or damage to Lloydminster Public School Division property whether occurring through vandalism or lack of due care and attention.
  2. The Principal shall investigate all incidents of damage to school property to determine where responsibility lies.
  3. If a student is found responsible for damage to school property, the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property will be charged to the student through their parents/caregivers.
  4. If more than one student is found responsible for damage, the costs for repair or replacement shall be divided amongst the students.
  5. In the event of damage caused by students, the Principal shall:
    1. Inform parents/caregivers of the student’s action and that there will be a cost incurred;
    2. Obtain costs from the Chief Financial Officer;
    3. Invoice the student accordingly through the parents/caregivers;
    4. Make arrangements with the parents/caregivers and students to reimburse the cost of the repairs to the Lloydminster Public School Division or provide service to the Lloydminster Public School Division, in lieu of a cash reimbursement.
    5. Send a copy of the invoice to the Chief Financial Officer.
  6. In the event that the Principal is unable to determine who is to be held responsible for the damage, the Principal will report the matter to the Chief Financial Officer, who will instruct the appropriate Manager to assess the damage. If the matter is of a serious enough nature, the Chief Financial Officer may ask the RCMP to investigate in order to try to determine responsibility prior to starting repair work.
  7. If necessary, in order to obtain restitution, the Chief Financial Officer may undertake legal proceedings.

Reference
Section 85, 87, 150, 151, 175 Education Act, 1995
Section 38 The School Division Administration Regulations

Revised
August 2014
December 2017
August 2023