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4310 (P) - District Relationships with Law Enforcement & Other Government Agencies

BOARD POLICY No. 4310

 

DISTRICT RELATIONSHIPS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT & OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

 

District staff bear the primary responsibility for maintaining proper order and conduct in the schools. Staff will be responsible for holding students accountable for infractions of school rules, which may include minor violations of the law occurring during school hours or at school activities.

 

When there is substantial threat to the health and safety of students or others, such as in the case of bomb threats, mass demon­strations with threat of violence, individual threats of substantial bodily harm, trafficking in prohibited drugs or controlled substances or the scheduling of events where large crowds may be difficult to handle, law enforcement or other government agencies will be called upon for assistance. Information regarding major violations of the law shall be communicated to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

 

The district shall strive to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with law enforcement, and other government agencies.  The superintendent will meet with law enforcement, child protective authorities and health department officials to establish agreed upon procedures.  Such procedures should address the handling of child abuse and neglect allegations and cases, the handling of bomb threats, arrests by law enforcement officers on school premises, the availability of law enforcement personnel for crowd control purposes, the processes for investigating possible criminal activity involving students, reporting of communicable disease cases and investigations, and other matters that affect school, law enforcement, and other agency cooperation. Such procedures will be made available to affected staff and periodically revised.

 

 

 

Cross Reference:

 

Board Policy 3200      Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

 

Board Policy 3226      Interviews and Interrogations of Students on School Premises

 

Board Policy 3231      Student Records

 

Legal References:

 

RCW 28A.635.020     Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when - Penalty

 

RCW 26.44.030          Interviews of children

 

RCW 26.44.050          Abuse or neglect of child – Duty of law enforcement agency or department of social and health services – Taking child into custody without court order

 

RCW 26.44.110          Information about rights – Custody without court order - Written statement required

 

RCW 26.44.115          Child taken into custody under court order – Information to parents

 

RCW 28A.635.020     Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when - Penalty

 

20 U.S.C. 1232g         Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

 

Adopted:  July 16, 2002

 

Revised:  August 15, 2017

 

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