Board Policies


Adoption Date: Aug 28, 1996
Revision Date: Apr 28, 2004
5540 - THE SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES

The Board is committed to protect students from individuals not associated with the school system but also recognizes its responsibility to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the Grant County Office of the Division of Family and Children (also referred to as the Grant County Department of Public Welfare).

Whenever it has been determined that a government agency other than the Grant County Office of the Division of Family and Children has a legitimate purpose in interrogating the student within the confines of the Corporation, the building administrator or representative shall be present throughout the proceedings.  S/He should also verify that the student(s) has been informed of his/her rights to refuse to answer questions, to be informed that anything s/he says may be used against him/her in court, and to consult with and be advised by legal counsel.

When any agency requests permission to remove a student from school, the principal shall notify the Superintendent.

No student shall be released to any agency, other than a law enforcement agency, child protection agency, or Grant County Office of the Division of Family and Children without proper warrant or written parental permission, except in the event of emergency or for the protection of life or property as determined by the building principal.

REMOVAL OF STUDENTS BY PUBLIC OFFICERS

Public officers, excluding caseworkers or assisting personnel for the Division of Family and Children, may take a student from school only after serving proper subpoena or warrant with a person in charge of the school.  When a subpoena or warrant is served requiring release of a student, the parent of the student should be advised by telephone as soon as feasibly possible.  When a student is known by the school administrators to be a ward of the Court, then proper officers of that Court (Division of Family and Children, social worker, or, member of Grant County Probation Department) may remove that student from the school without a subpoena or warrant.

REMOVAL OF STUDENTS BY THE GRANT COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Caseworkers and/or assisting personnel from the Division of Family and Children may request unrestricted access to any children they wish to interview in the investigation of a reported case of child abuse or neglect.  Such requests shall be granted by the Corporation upon receipt of a letter, memo or similar document signed by a caseworker or other assisting personnel, indicating the access is being requested by the Division of Family and Children.  In such cases, the Corporation is prohibited from imposing limitation upon the Division of Family and Children’s caseworkers, including a limitation of removal of the student from school premises.

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