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3226 - Interviews and Interrogations of Students on School Premises



The district encourages interviews and interrogations of students by law enforcement, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the county health department(s) to take place off school premises in order to minimize interruption to the instructional program. When an onsite interview or interrogation is warranted by the circumstances of a case, the district will utilize protocols developed in cooperation with these entities.  To ensure that investigations are not impeded and that students and parent(s)/guardian(s) are afforded all rights required by law, the superintendent will establish protocols for interviews and interrogations of students on school premises.  The protocols will address child abuse and neglect investigations, criminal investigations, and health department investigations.


Cross References:

Board Policy 4310      District Relationships with Law Enforcement and other Government Agencies

Board Policy 3414      Infectious Diseases

Board Policy 3432      Emergencies

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 26.44.115          Child taken into custody under court order — Information to parents.

RCW 26.44.110          Information about rights — Custody without court order — Written statement required — Contents.

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, when.

RCW 26.44.030          Reports — Duty and authority to make — Duty of receiving agency — Duty to notify — Case planning and consultation — Penalty for unauthorized exchange of information — Filing dependency petitions — Investigations — Interviews of children — Records — Risk assessment process.

Management Resources:

2013 - July Issue

Policy News, April 2001, Compliance Office Provides FERPA Update

Policy News, February 1998, FERPA limits student records access

Adopted:  August 15, 2017

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