225.  RELATIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES - Pg.

225.  RELATIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

1.        Purpose

        Pol. 204

The Board recognizes that compulsory attendance laws impose on the Board the custodianship of District students while they are present in the schools.

2.        Authority

It shall be the policy of the Board that cooperation with law enforcement agencies is considered essential for protecting students and staff, maintaining a safe environment in schools, and safeguarding District property.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

        SC 1303-A

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible to develop a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement officials that establishes guidelines for when law officials will be called to school and the actions that will follow.

4.        Guidelines

Interrogations

When police request permission to interrogate a student at school, the principal shall inform the Superintendent, determine why such interrogation could not occur at the student's home, and attempt to inform the student's parents/guardians.

Whenever the Superintendent or designee has determined that the police have a legitimate purpose in interrogating a student within the school building, the principal or a representative shall be present throughout the proceedings.

Arrests

When the police request permission to arrest a student at school, the principal shall inform the Superintendent, attempt to inform the student's parents/guardians, and request and inspect the arrest warrant.

School Code

1303-A

Board Policy

204

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