A student may not be interviewed in school unless the building principal gives specific permission. Generally, individuals other than parents and school district officials and employees may not interview students during the school day. No interview shall be permitted unless the principal deems it essential to the welfare of the pupil as set forth in regulations, or he is directed to do so by court order.
Requests from law enforcement officers and from persons other than parents, school district officials, and employees to interview students are made through the principal’s office. Upon receiving a request, it is the responsibility of the principal to determine whether the request will be granted. Generally, prior to granting a request, the principal will attempt to contact the parents to inform them of the request and to ask them to be present.
If a child abuse investigator wishes to interview a student, the principal will defer to the investigator’s judgment as to whether the student should be interviewed independently from the student’s parents, whether the school is the most appropriate setting for the interview, and who will be present during the interview.
Students will not be taken from school without the consent of the principal and without proper warrant.
Approved August 27, 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2022
Revised August 27, 2018