How does the District respond to reports of crime?
There has certainly been a good deal of press about how schools have responded to reports of crimes committed by students. But what is the District's policy? I can't find one that speaks to this. The Basic Rules of Seattle Public Schools says "If there has been a criminal offense, normally, the police will be called."
What if a district employee is suspected of a crime?
There is Policy F09.00 that says: "It is the policy of the Seattle School Board (1) to encourage the reporting by its employees of improper governmental action taken by district officers or employees" but this policy is mostly about Whistleblower protection. It doesn't say anything about reporting "improper" action to any outside regulatory or law enforcement authorities. The Ethics Policy says: "These ethical requirements shall apply in addition to any other applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing employee conduct." So any crime would also be a violation of the Ethics Policy.
There are other policies that talk around the question, but none that actually speak to reporting crime. So what does the District do if an employee is accused of a crime? I started looking into this as a result of the Superintendent's apparent violations of RCW 42.23.030, 42.23.040, and 9A.76.175, but don't we need a policy in case of any crime, including theft, assault, harassment, drugs, or lewd behavior?
Is this a governance question? Should there be a policy on this?