• Students
     

    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.
    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:
            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.

    LEGAL REF.:

    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