Program staff may, subject to the requirements below, search a student leader's person and property, including property assigned by the program for the student leader‟s use. Searches may be conducted at any time.
All student searches for evidence of a violation will be conducted by the program staff subject to the following requirements:
- Program staff members shall have individualized, “reasonable suspicion” to believe evidence of a violation of law, Board policy, administrative regulation or school or program rule or otherwise illegal possession is present in a particular place. Program staff may also search when they have reasonable information that emergency/dangerous circumstances exist.
- The search shall be “reasonable in scope.” That is, the measures used are reasonably related to the objectives of the search and not excessively intrusive in light of the age, sex, and maturity of the student and nature of the infraction.
- The search will be conducted by the Site Supervisor, with at least one additional Outdoor School staff member in attendance.
Program staff may seize any item which is evidence of a violation of law, Board policy, administrative regulation or school or program rule, or otherwise is prohibited by law, policy, regulation or rule.