The Board desires to keep District schools and students free from threats or harmful influence of any groups or gangs, which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior. The Superintendent shall maintain continual, visible supervision of District premises so as to deter gang intimidation of students and confrontations between members of different gangs.

The Superintendent shall:

1. Establish open lines of communication with local law enforcement authorities so as to share information and provide mutual support in this effort;

2. Provide in-service training to help staff identify gangs and gang symbols, recognize early manifestations of disruptive activities, and respond appropriately to gang behavior; and

3. Keep the staff informed about conflict management techniques and alerted to intervention measures and community resources, which helps students.

The Board prohibits the presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior.