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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Policy 4411 - RELATIONS WITH FIRE, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CHILD PROTECTIVE AGENCIES AND THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The primary responsibility for maintaining proper order and conduct in the schools is that of staff. Staff shall be responsible for holding students accountable for infractions of school rules, which may include minor violations of the law occurring during school hours or at school activities. Where there is substantial threat to the health and safety of students or others such as in the case of bomb threats, mass demonstrations with threat of violence, individual threats of substantial bodily harm, trafficking in prohibited drugs or the scheduling of events where large crowds may be difficult to handle, the district's security department may call upon law enforcement agencies for assistance. Information regarding major violations of the law shall be communicated to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

The district shall strive to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with law enforcement agencies, child protective authorities and health department officials. The Superintendent or designee shall meet with law enforcement child protective authorities and health department officials to establish agreed upon procedures for cooperation between law enforcement, child protective, health and school authorities. Such procedures should address the handling of child abuse and neglect, allegations and cases, the handling of bomb threats, arrests by law enforcement officers on school premises, the availability of law enforcement personnel for crowd control purposes, the shared responsibility for investigating possible criminal activity involving students in and around schools, reporting of communicable disease cases and investigations, and other matters that affect school and law enforcement cooperation. Such procedures shall be made available to affected staff and periodically revised. The district shall maintain an ongoing dialog regarding issues of mutual interest to the schools, law enforcement, child protective services and the health department.

Cross Reference:
Student Records - Policy 3231

Legal Reference:
Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations,
when—Penalty - RCW 28A.635.020
Taking child into custody without court order - RCW 26.44.050
Written statement required - RCW 26.44.110
Notice required - RCW 26.44.115

Management Resources:
FERPA limits student records access - Policy News, February 1998
Compliance Office Provides FERPA Update 2001 - Policy News, April 2001

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: July 2012
Classification: Essential