7:150 Agency and Police Interviews
The Director shall develop procedures to manage requests by agency officials or police officers to interview students at school.
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:
a. Notify or attempt to notify the student’s parent/guardian and document the time and manner in writing;
b. 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
c. 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.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.64, 5/22-85 (final citation pending)
55 ILCS 80/1 et seq., Children's Advocacy Center Act.
325 ILCS 5/1 et seq., Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
720 ILCS 5/31-1 et seq., Interference with Public Officers Act.
725 ILCS 120/1 et seq., Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
CROSS REF.:5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 7:130 (Student Rights and Responsibilities), 7:140 (Search and Seizure), 7:190 (Student Behavior)
Adopted: February 20, 2020