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Chapter 5 Section 20 – Notification of Registered Sexual Offender(s)

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Chapter 5 Section 20 – Notification of Registered Sexual Offender(s)
CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE
POLICY & PROCEDURE
CHAPTER
5
SECTION
20
TITLE
NOTIFICATION OF REGISTERED
SEXUAL OFFENDER(S) REGULATION
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HISTORY:
Adopted: Revised:
2004
POLICY
To increase the safety and welfare of students and staff, Clover Park Technical College will
provide timely and appropriate notification of the presence of a convicted sexual offender. This
notification shall be in accordance with applicable state law and shall be in such a manner that
maintains safety without creating excessive anxiety among students and staff.
Pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, Clover Park Technical College is authorized to notify the College
community when knowledge is received that a registered sex offender may be expected on or
near the College campus, including off-site buildings.
The extent of public disclosure of relevant and necessary information shall be directly related
to:
a. The level of risk posed by the offender to the community.
b. The locations where the offender resides, expects to reside or is regularly found.
c. The needs of the affected community members for information to enhance their
individual and collective safety.
PROCEDURE
Formal procedures will be followed after the law enforcement agency has notified the
institution and the Vice President for Student Services of the sexual offender enrolling or
planning to enroll. All official notification to the College community shall come from the Office
of the Vice President for Student Services. Requests for additional information will be referred
to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Upon learning of the enrollment/presence of a convicted sexual offender at Clover Park
Technical College, the Vice President for Student Services will take the following steps:
1. Obtain additional information, as necessary, from law enforcement.
2. Meet with President’s Cabinet and review relevant information to assess safety issues
posed for currently enrolled students and the Child Care Center.
3. Meet with the convicted offender to make him or her aware of the notification
procedure. Other than the notification procedure, convicted sex offenders will receive
the same rights and privacy protections provided to all students.
Notification will correspond with the classification level in the following manner:
1. Level I (Low Risk)
a. President’s Cabinet
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b.
c.
d.
e.
Deans
Administrators / Directors
Faculty and staff in whose program / courses the offender is enrolled
Security Office
2. Level II (Medium Risk)
a. All Level I notifications
b. “Public Notification: Sex Offender Release” posted on various bulletin boards
around campus including the Security Office, Child Care Center, Advising/Counseling,
Bookstore, Cafeteria, Library, Learning Center, Computer Labs, and other areas
frequented by students.
3. Level III (High Risk)
a. All Level I and II notifications
b. Information provided to all college employees via campus mail and/or list serve.
c. Vice President of Student Services will provide notification to the classes in which
the offender is enrolled.
Immunity
Public employees and/or public agencies are immune from civil liability for damages for any
discretionary decisions or release of relevant and necessary information, unless it is shown that
the employee or agency acted with gross negligence or in bad faith
(RCW 4.24.550)
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