ERIC Number: ED371467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Administrators and Law Enforcement Officials.
Bartlett, Larry D.
Legal Memorandum, Jun 1994
To best deal with the issue of law enforcement officers in the school, educators should establish a written policy. Two previous issues of this journal offered a model policy. In light of intervening legal and educational developments, a revised 1994 model is offered. Local education officials are prohibited from sharing student records with law enforcement officials without proper authorization. Court decisions regarding search and seizure affirmed school officials' right to search students under their jurisdiction; however, the greater the police involvement, the higher the standard required to justify the search. The individualized education plan process must be used to resolve serious misconduct by students with disabilities. The model statement of rules deals with the following: (1) investigation conducted in the educational environment; (2) taking a student into custody; (3) disturbance of school environment; (4) searches of students, lockers, and inanimate objects; (5) students with disabilities; (6) education records; (7) school-law enforcement liaison; (8) coordination of policies with law enforcement officials; and (9) staff development. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Legal Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Police School Relationship, School Administration, Search and Seizure, Student Records, Student Rights, Student School Relationship
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($2; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.