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    Locker Searches

    File: JFGA

    Students may be assigned lockers for storing and securing their books, school supplies and personal effects. Lockers, desks and storage areas are the property of the school district. No right nor expectation of privacy exists for any student as to the use of any locker issued or assigned to a student by the school.

    No student may use a locker, desk or storage area as a depository for any substance or object which is prohibited by law or school rules or which poses a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the occupants of the school building or the building itself.

    Any student's locker, desk or other storage area shall be subject to search if reasonable grounds exist to suspect that the search will yield evidence of the student's violation of the law or school rules. Any search of an individual student's locker shall be conducted according to board policy governing personal searches.

    All student lockers may be searched at any time without prior notice and without reasonable suspicion that the search will yield evidence of any particular student's violation of the law or school rules. If the school official conducting such a search develops a reasonable suspicion that any container inside the locker, including but not limited to a purse, backpack, gym bag or an article of clothing, contains evidence of a student's violation of the law or school rules, the container may be searched according to board policy governing personal searches.

    The superintendent shall establish procedures for conducting searches of lockers, desks or storage area.


    Adopted:
    05/07/90

    LEGAL REFS.:
    Sec. 224-247, Ch. 271 Laws of 1989, School official searches of student lockers
    WAC 180-40-215 - Student rights

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