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June 16, 2020 School Board Meeting
5771 Search and Seizure
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 05/12/2020
Information - 06/16/2020
Public Hearing - 06/30/2020
Consent Type
With Prior Information
  • This policy is being revised to clarify the procedures regarding search and seizure and other changes in compliance with applicable Florida law.
  • Particular areas of revision include the following: to include reasonable suspicion searches in addition to random searches, training of staff to conduct searches, searches of a student’s person by a staff member of the same gender, if feasible, or in the presence of another staff member, authorizes use of trained canines for search.
  • This policy further explains that “no consent” is required if the search is for a weapon and to include language regarding the use of breath test for blood alcohol levels if a student is suspected of consuming alcoholic beverages
  • These proposed revisions encompass the suggested language from NEOLA.

Board Policy 5771 Search and Seizure will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session – 5/12/20

Rule Development Workshop – 6/16/20

School Board Meeting (Information) – 6/16/20

School Board Meeting (Approval) – 6/30/20

Authority for Action
§§901.21, 933.07, 1006.09(9); F.S.; U.S. Constitution, 4th Amendment, Florida Const. Art. I, Section 2
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 04/06/2020
Robin Novelli, Chief Operating Officer, ext. 11229
5771 Exe. Summ., Current, NEOLA, Redline and Clean (5-19-20).pdf
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