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3124 (P) - Removal/Release of Student During School Hours

Board Policy No. 3124


The district recognizes its responsibility for the proper care of students during school hours. Students shall not be removed from school grounds, any school building or school function during school hours except by a person duly authorized in accordance with district procedures. Before a student is removed or excused, the person seeking to remove the student must present to the satisfaction of the superintendent or principal evidence of his/her proper authority to remove the student. A teacher should not excuse a student from class to confer with anyone unless the request is approved by the principal. The superintendent is directed to establish procedures for the removal of a student during school hours.

Prior to sending a student to his/her home for illness, discipline or a corrective action, the principal shall attempt to reach the student's parent/guardian to inform him/her of the school's action and to request that he/she come to the school for the child. If the principal cannot reach the parent/guardian, the student shall remain at school until the close of the school day. A student may be released to a law enforcement officer in accordance with the district policy.

Cross Reference:

Board Policy


Emergency Treatment


Relations with the Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Child Protective Agencies and the County Health Department

Legal Reference:
28A.605.010 Removing child from school grounds during school hours--Procedure


First Reading: May 7, 2002

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

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