Code No.: 502.9
STUDENT USE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY
Purpose: To provide guidelines for the proper student use of school property.
Policy: Student lockers, desks and work areas are and remain the property of the school district.
Students shall use any lockers, desks and/or work areas assigned to them by the school
authorities for storing school materials and any personal belongings necessary for attendance at
school. It shall be the responsibility of each student to keep the assigned locker, desk and/or
work area clean, undamaged and free from vandalism.
Students will treat school district property with the care and the respect they would treat their
own property. Students found to have destroyed or otherwise harmed school district property
may be required to reimburse the school district. They may be subject to discipline under board
policy and the school district rules and regulations.
To ensure students are properly maintaining their assigned lockers, desks and work areas, the
principal of the building (or their designee) may periodically make an unannounced inspection of
all or a random selection of student assigned school property. Any illegal, unauthorized and/or
contraband material discovered in such a search shall be confiscated by school authorities and be
turned over to law enforcement officials. If, as a result of such an inspection a student is
determined to have violated any law or any school district policy, rule or regulation the student
shall be subject to discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion.
Student assigned school property may be searched pursuant to the district policy on search and
seizure (Policy No. 502.4). If, as a result of such a search the student is determined to have
violated school rules or the law regarding a dangerous weapon or a controlled substance, that
violation shall constitute reasonable grounds for future searches of the student locker, desk, work
areas, or parking lot without advance notice.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop
administrative rules regarding this policy.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code 279.8; 282.4, .5, 613.16 (2013)
Code No.: 502.9