The School Board recognizes that a cooperative relationship with law enforcement authorities is desirable for the protection of students and staff, maintaining a safe school environment, and safeguarding school property.

School administrators and staff shall have the primary responsibility for maintaining proper order in the schools and for disciplining students for violations of Board policies and school rules.

However, the Board authorizes the Superintendent/administration to seek the assistance of law enforcement authorities when they believe there is a substantial threat to the safety, health or welfare of the schools, students and/or staff.

The Board strongly discourages law enforcement authorities from using the school as a venue to arrest and/or interrogate students for activities not related to or affecting the schools. The Superintendent/administration retains the authority to deny law enforcement access to students for non-school-related investigations.

The Board authorizes the Superintendent and administration to work with local law enforcement authorities to develop administrative regulations to guide interactions between the schools and law enforcement. Such regulations should safeguard the rights of students and parents, be consistent with Board policies, and minimize disruptions to the instructional program. These administrative regulations are subject to the approval of the Board.

The Superintendent shall include law enforcement authorities in the development and implementation of the school unit's comprehensive emergency management plan. The Board also encourages the superintendent/administration to include law enforcement authorities in the development and/or implementation of instructional programs/activities related to student safety.

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Revision #2
Created 2 November 2021 16:33:19 by Troy Patterson
Updated 14 April 2022 13:46:56 by Jennifer Lakari