Policy 504.06

Search and Seizure

Student lockers, desks and other such property are owned by the District. The District exercises exclusive control over school property. Students and others should not expect privacy regarding items placed in or on school property because school property is subject to search at any time by school officials. Periodic, random searches of student lockers may be conducted at the discretion of the administration.

The following rules shall apply to the search and the seizure of items in a student’s possession or control:

1. School officials may conduct a search if there is a reasonable basis to believe that the search will uncover evidence of a crime or rule violation.

2. Illegal items or other items reasonably determined to be a threat to the safety of others or a threat to educational purposes may be seized by school officials. Any firearm shall be confiscated and delivered to law enforcement as soon as practicable.

3. Items which are used to disrupt or interfere with the educational process may be removed from student possession.

Approved: September 14, 1992
Revised: September 12, 1996
Revised: October 11, 1999
Revised: April 10, 2006