Below are the Archdiocese of Philadelphia policies for school search and seizure. These set forth the current policies for operating vehicles on school property and the circumstances when a representative of the school may search the vehicle. The undersigned student and parent(s)/guardian(s) hereby verify that they have read and understand the contents of the search and seizure policy, and by signing this waiver form, hereby acknowledge that when the below vehicle is on school property, the undersigned student and parent(s)/guardian(s) have no expectation of privacy in that vehicle and that consent to a search of that vehicle by a representative of the school at any time, without prior notice, and without a search warrant with reasonable suspicion for the purpose of determining whether the vehicle is being improperly used for the storage of contraband, a substance or an object, the possession of which is illegal, or any material which poses a hazard to the safety and good order of the school.
Universal Search PolicyTo protect the safety and welfare of students and school personnel, school authorities may question and search a student, his/her personal effects, lockers and vehicles used by the student and may seize any illegal, unauthorized, or contraband materials discovered in the search.
Searches conducted by school authorities may include, but are not limited to, utilization of certified drug detection dogs or any devices used to protect the health, safety and welfare of the school population. A student’s refusal to permit such searches and seizures as provided in this policy will be considered grounds for disciplinary action.
Parking and operating a vehicle on school property is a privilege. If the student abuses the rules or operates a vehicle in a careless manner, endangers others or causes damage to property, the parking permit will be revoked or privileges will be suspended for a period of time as determined by the Assistant Principal for Student Services.