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Student Search Checklist

CODE: JIH-E

Maine School Administrative District No. 31

STUDENT SEARCH CHECKLIST


This checklist is to be completed for each individualized student search incident as soon as possible after the search.

Name/Title of Person Performing Search and Completing Form: _________________________________________________________
Date:________________

1. Who was searched? __________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Date, time, and location of search:_____________________________________________________________________________  
3. What factors caused you to have a reasonable suspicion that a search of this student or the student’s possessions would provide evidence that the student has violated or is violating the law, Board policies, or school rules? _________________________________ 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
4. Was student’s consent requested? _______________  Given?  _____________
[Consent is not required for search to be conducted]

5. What was searched (i.e., person, personal belongings, storage facilities)? _____________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
6. Witness(es) to search: ________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
7. What did the search yield?______________________________________________________________________________________  
A.  What evidence was seized?__________________________________________________________________________________  
B.  Was receipt issued for seized items? __________________________________________________________________________ 
8. Were police notified?  _________________

9. Was any evidence released to police? ____________________________________________________________________________ 
A. Who witnessed the search?  _______________________________________________________________________________
10. Were parents notified of the search, including the reasons and the scope?  ____________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A. If yes, how were they notified?__________________________________________________________________________________ 
B. If no, why not?_______________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
11. Other relevant facts (if any):  __________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Person Performing Search and Completing Form:

__________________________________________________


[NOTE:  If search resulted in school disciplinary action and/or referral to law enforcement, this form should be retained in student’s file.  If search did not result in disciplinary action, this form should be retained in separate file in school or superintendent’s office.]


First Reading: 05/17/2006
Second Reading: 06/21/2006
Adopted:         06/21/2006