8270 - Student Searches

Adopted
5/22/78

Revised
7/12/94
01/18/00

Personal privacy is a fundamental aspect of individual liberty. All students possess the constitutional right to be secure in their persons, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Staff shall take particular care to respect students' privacy.

School officials have authority to maintain order and discipline in the schools and to protect students from exposure to illegal drugs, weapons, and contraband. The superintendent, the principal and other staff designated by the superintendent shall have the authority to conduct reasonable searches on school property as provided by board policy.


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