6.A.20 Vandalism, Break-Ins and Thefts

Facilities and Maintenance


Administrative Procedure: Vandalism, Break-ins and Thefts


March 9, 2005














Policy Reference


Legal Reference





Border Land School Division is committed to diligent care and maintenance of all divisional property including buildings, equipment, and vehicles. The willful defacement or malicious damage of property will be investigated and considered a matter of personal responsibility. Restitution may range from covering the cost of repairs or replacement and/or disciplinary action.

If property of the Division is destroyed, damaged, lost or converted by the intentional or negligent act of a student, the student and his/her parent/guardian are jointly and severally liable to the Board for the loss. 

This policy will also apply to property damage occurring during extra-curricular activities or field trips.

Where a claim for restitution is justified, the principal will determine the amount of restitution to be assessed. The principal may request assistance from Division staff to determine the amount and to collect the assessed amount. Restitution may be in the form money and/or service. 

Where claims involve students, school administrators may also refer to the discipline policy for further disciplinary action.

All schools are to include this procedure in their school handbooks so that students and parents/guardians are fully informed. All acts of this nature are to be investigated and reported according to the accompanying procedure.

The Board also requires that the appropriate theft form and related insurance forms be completed as directed by the Secretary-Treasurer.


  • As soon as the incident is discovered, the principal shall contact the police and the Maintenance or Transportation Coordinator.
  • The principal or designate shall prepare the report.
  • Under extraordinary circumstances, when the principal or designate is not available, the custodian and the Maintenance or Transportation Coordinator shall prepare the report.
  • The attached report, providing details of the incident including total loss and/or damage, shall be forwarded to the Secretary-Treasurer immediately.
  • A purchase order for the replacement of the stolen articles shall be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer.
  • The Secretary-Treasurer will make the insurance claim (when applicable).

Border Land School Division

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.