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For official copies of board policies and procedures please contact the superintendent's office at (253) 583-5190 or email supt@cloverpark.k2.wa.us

Relations with the Law Enforcement, Child Protective Agencies and the County Health Department

The primary responsibility for maintaining proper order and conduct in the schools is that of staff.  Staff will be responsible for holding students accountable for infractions of school rules, which may include minor violations of the law occurring during school hours or at school activities.

When there is a substantial threat to the health and safety of students or others, such as in the case of bomb threats, mass demonstrations with threat of violence, individual threats of substantial bodily harm, trafficking in prohibited drugs or the scheduling of events where large crowds may be difficult to handle, law enforcement or other government agencies will be called upon for assistance. Information regarding major violations of the law will be communicated to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

The district will strive to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with law enforcement and other government agencies. The superintendent will meet with law enforcement, child protective authorities and health department officials to establish agreed upon procedures. Such procedures should address the handling of child abuse and neglect allegations and cases, the handling of bomb threats, arrests by law enforcement officers on school premises, the availability of law enforcement personnel for crowd control purposes, the processes for investigating possible criminal activity involving students, reporting of communicable disease cases and investigations, and other matters that affect school, law enforcement and other agency cooperation. Such procedures will be made available to affected staff and periodically revised.

Cross References: Board Policy  3231 Student Records
3432 Emergencies
3414 Infectious Diseases
Legal Reference: 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 26.44.110 Written statement required
RCW 26.44.115 Notice required
RCW 28A.635.020 Wilfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when — Penalty
Management Resources:
Policy News, February 1998 FERPA limits student records access
Policy News, April 2001 Compliance Office Provides FERPA Update

 

Adoption Date:  11.18.02

Clover Park School District

Revised: 10.13.03; 06.11.12

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