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502.11 Student Lockers

Student lockers are the property of the school district and are provided as a courtesy to the school’s students. The fact that the school furnishes lockers to students or allows students to use a separate lock on their lockers does not give rise to an expectation of privacy on the student’s part with respect to his or her locker. Students shall use the lockers assigned to them by the school district for storing their school materials and personal belongings necessary for attendance at school. It shall be the responsibility of students to keep their assigned lockers clean and undamaged.

At the beginning of each school year, the school will provide written notice to each student and the student’s parents, guardians, or legal custodians that school officials may periodically inspect all or a randomly selected number of lockers without prior notice. Any periodic inspection of lockers shall only occur either in the presence of the student(s) whose lockers are being inspected or in the presence of at least one other person. A locker inspection may be accomplished by using such methods including, but not limited to, a visual search of lockers by school officials or the use by school officials or others hired at the direction, of a drug sniffing animal.

Legal Reference:  Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.14; 808A (1995).
Iowa Code ch. 808A (Supp. 1995).

Cross Reference:  Policy 502.6 Search and Seizure
Policy Primer Volume 8, Number 5-June 23, 1995
Student Search Rule

Modified:  06/07/21
Reviewed:  05/17/21

  • Series 500 Students