2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 10A - School Personnel Act
Section 22-10A-33 - Violence; vandalism; reporting. (2003)
22-10A-33. Violence; vandalism; reporting. (2003)
A. A school administrator, teacher or other school employee who observes or has direct knowledge from a participant or victim of an act of violence upon a school administrator, teacher or other school employee in the lawful discharge of his duties or vandalism to public school property shall file an incident report describing the incident pursuant to procedures established by the department.
B. A person who files an incident report pursuant to this section shall not be discriminated against in any manner or discharged by a local superintendent because he has filed that report.
C. The department shall establish uniform reporting procedures for incidents of violence or vandalism described in Subsection A of this section. The procedures shall include requirements for:
(1) incidents to be reported, incident description and report on action taken in response to the reported incident;
(2) annual incident reports by local superintendents of all reported incidents to local school boards;
(3) annual incident reports by local school boards of all reported incidents to the state superintendent [secretary]; and
(4) annual incident reports by the state superintendent of all reported incidents to the state board [department]. The annual incident report filed with that board shall be summarized and submitted to an appropriate interim committee of the legislature with recommendations to decrease the incidence of violence and vandalism in the public schools.
History: Laws 1989, ch. 344, § 2; 1978 Comp., § 22-1-7, recompiled and amended as § 22-10A-33 by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 54.
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