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1517 Policy_Possession of Pepper Spray

The District is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for its employees.
No employee of the District shall possess or use pepper spray at any time, while on the premises of any school
facility, on any school grounds, in vehicles owned by the District or at any school-sponsored function or event at
any time before, during, or after school.
The only exceptions to this policy are:
    A. Any school employee who has attained the age of eighteen (18) and is scheduled (1) to be on the premises
        of any school facility, school grounds, or (2) in a vehicle owned by the District after the hours of 10:00 p.m.
        and before the hours of 6:00 a.m., may possess pepper spray, provided that usage is for self-defense or
        defense of another as allowed under Wisconsin State Statute 939.48.
    B. Any law enforcement personnel, acting in his/her official capacity, may possess pepper spray.
The pepper spray canister is to be kept in a locked location or in the possession of the employee and is to be
removed from the premises upon the employee's leaving the school grounds.
Any employee violating this policy will be subject to discipline.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 12:49 PM