Search and Seizure


For the safety and supervision of students in the absence of parent(s)/guardian(s), to maintain discipline and order in schools, and to provide for the health, safety and welfare of students and staff, school authorities are authorized to conduct searches of students and their personal effects, as well as District property.

Students should have no reasonable expectation of privacy in or on school property or related to equipment owned or controlled by the school or in their personal effects left in these places. Such inspections and searches may be conducted without notice to or the consent of the student without a search warrant.

This policy covers:

  • Notification regarding student accounts or profiles on social networking websites
  • Students and their personal effects
  • School property
  • Law enforcement and assistance
  • Seizure of property

Read more: Board Policy 5310: Search and Seizure