Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990
The Board acknowledges the need for safe in-school storage of books, clothing,
school materials and other personal property and may provide lockers and
cabinets for such storage.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
All lockers are and shall remain the property of the school district. Students
are encouraged to keep their assigned lockers or cabinets closed and locked
against incursion by other students, but no student may use a locker as
a depository for a substance or object which is prohibited or which constitutes
a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the occupants of the school
building or the building itself.
The Board reserves the right to authorize its employes to inspect a student's
locker when such employee has reason to believe that the locker is improperly
used for the storage of contraband, a substance or object the possession
of which is illegal, or any material which poses a hazard to the safety
and good order of the schools.
The Superintendent shall develop procedures to implement this policy which
All requests or suggestions for the search of a student's locker shall
be directed to the school building principal.
Wherever possible, before opening the locker for inspection, the principal
shall appoint a third party to be present at the inspection.
The principal shall be responsible for the safekeeping and proper disposal
of any substance, object or material found to be improperly stored in a
The principal shall be responsible for the prompt recording in writing
of each locker inspection which record shall include the reasons for the
search, persons present, object found, and their disposition.
Whenever the search of a student's locker is prompted by the reasonable
suspicion that the contents of the locker create an emergency, the principal
may open the locker as soon as it is necessary to do so to discharge properly
his/her duty to protect the persons and property in the school.
Pennsylvania Code 22, Section 12.15
School Operations Section 109.8