SEARCHES AND QUESTIONING:
District officials may search the student, his/her personal property and property assigned by the district for the student’s use at any time on district property or when the student is under the jurisdiction of the school. Such searches will be conducted only when there is reasonable suspicion to believe evidence of a violation of a law, Board policy, and administrative regulations or the Student Code of Conduct is present in a particular place.
Searches will not be excessively intrusive in light of the age, sex, maturity of the student and nature of the infraction. District officials may also search when they have reasonable information that emergency/dangerous circumstances exist. District-owned storage areas assigned for student use, such as lockers and desks may be routinely inspected at any time. Such inspections may be conducted to ensure maintenance of proper sanitation, to check mechanical conditions and safety and to reclaim overdue library books, texts or other instructional materials, property or equipment belonging to the district. The student will generally be permitted to be present during the inspection. Items found which are evidence of a violation of law, policy, regulation or the Student Code of Conduct may be seized and turned over to law enforcement or returned to its rightful owner, as appropriate.
Should law enforcement officials find it necessary to question students during the school day or during periods of extracurricular activities, the principal or designee will be present when possible. An effort will be made to notify the parent of the situation.
Parents are advised that in suspected child abuse cases, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Community Human Services and/or law enforcement officials may exclude district personnel from the investigation procedures and may prohibit district personnel from contacting parents.