7:150 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:
  6. Notify or attempt to notify the student’s parent/guardian and document the time and manner in writing;
  7. 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, guidance counselor, or any other mental health professional) are present during the questioning; and
  8. 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.

Cross Reference: 

5:090 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities

7:140 Search and Seizure

7:190 Student Discipline

LEGAL REF.:

105 ILCS 5/10-20.64, 5/22-85 (final citation pending)

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.

Date Adopted:   November 18, 2008

Date Amended:  January 21, 2020