Policy 226 - Searches
The administration and school board updated Policy 226 - Searches in December of 2016.
The review of policies is a cyclical part of Pine-Richland School District Administration and School Board's process to study the policies to ensure they are meeting the specific needs of the schools and are in compliance with laws and regulations.
- The policy represents a balance between the rights of students to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures while fulfilling the district's interest in protecting and preserving the health, safety and welfare of the school population.
- The administrative regulation was newly developed to ensure the consistent application of policy language.
There are a variety of proactive programs and initiatives aimed at building and sustaining a positive school environment. This policy is one component of that broader goal.
Purpose of Policy 226
The board acknowledges the need to respect the rights of students to be free from unreasonable
searches and seizures while fulfilling the district’s interest in protecting and preserving the health,
safety and welfare of the school population, enforcing rules of conduct,
and maintaining an appropriate atmosphere conducive to learning.