8275 - Gang Activity or Association

Adopted
3/19/91

Revised
7/12/94

Gangs which initiate, advocate, or promote activities or behavior which threaten the safety or well-being of persons or property on school district grounds or at school-sponsored events are disruptive to the educational environment and will not be permitted. Students who use hand signals, graffiti, wearing apparel, jewelry, accessories, or manner of grooming which by virtue of color, markings, symbols or arrangement, or any other attribute indicates or implies membership or affiliation with a gang create an atmosphere where the threat of fear, intimidation, harassment, violence, and other violations of school rules and unlawful acts may occur.

The superintendent will establish procedures and regulations to ensure that any student engaging in such behavior or who is involved in initiations, hazings, or other related activities of such group affiliation which has the effect of causing intimidation, harassment, physical or mental harm to students or staff, or cause damage to school property or disruption to the educational process, shall be subject to discipline, suspension, or expulsion.


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