Section 7:150

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November 2021

Students

Agency and Police Interviews

The Superintendent shall develop procedures to manage requests by agency officials or police officers to interview students at school. Procedures will:

  1. Recognize individual student rights and privacy,
  2. Recognize the potential impact an interview may have on an individual student,
  3. Minimize potential disruption,
  4. Foster a cooperative relationship with public agencies and law enforcement, and
  5. Comply with State law including, but not limited to, ensuring that before a law enforcement officer, school resource officer, or other school security person detains and questions on school grounds a student under 18 years of age who is suspected of committing a criminal act, the Superintendent or designee will:
    1. Notify or attempt to notify the student’s parent/guardian and document the time and manner in writing;
    2. Make reasonable efforts to ensure the student’s parent/guardian is present during questioning or, if they are not present, ensure that school employees (including, but not limited to, a school social worker, psychologist, nurse, counselor, or any other mental health professional) are present during the questioning; and
    3. If practicable, make reasonable efforts to ensure a trained law enforcement officer to promote safe interactions and communications with the student is present during questioning.
LEGAL REFERENCE
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-20.64, 5/22-88.5.
  • 55 ILCS 80/, Children’s Advocacy Center Act.
  • 325 ILCS 5/, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
  • 720 ILCS 5/31-1 et seq., Interference with Public Officers Act.
  • 725 ILCS 120/, Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
CROSS REFERENCE
  • Section 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting)
  • Section 7:130 (Student Rights and Responsibilities)
  • Section 7:140 (Search and Seizure)
  • Section 7:190 (Student Behavior)
ADOPTED April 2017
REVIEW HISTORY 2019, May 2022