Administrative Procedure 507

Protection Of Valuables In Schools


Each employee, visitor/volunteer, and student must exercise care and attention in safeguarding his/her personal property at all times.

The District does not accept responsibility for the replacement or repair of damaged, lost or stolen personal property of employees, visitors/volunteers and/or students.

Employees hold a position of trust with respect to all property in their possession or owned by the District.


  1. Teachers who receive or collect money from any source shall either keep it on their person until they rightfully dispose of it, or shall turn it over to the Principal or designate for safekeeping.
  2. Teachers or others who suffer losses for themselves or others by failure to observe these procedures will be expected to bear those losses personally.
  3. Teachers shall be responsible for safekeeping any property taken from a student as a result of a breach of school rules. If such goods are lost or stolen after being taken from the student, liability for such loss will rest with the teacher.


November 10, 1975


January 23, 2004, February 14, 2006, September 21, 2016


June 20, 2011


Section 18, 20, 60, 61, 96, 113, 116, 117 School Act

Cross References:

AP 357 Vandalism

AP 514 Authorized Signature and Cheque Writing Services

AP 516 Imprest Account and District Charge Cards