Aug 202011
 
 August 20, 2011  Laws, Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Sarah Day reports:

The Juneau School District Board of Education delayed taking action on updating the district’s search and seizure policies and regulations because some members were uneasy about the new proposal – particularly about parts that pertain to constitutional rights.

Part of the change in regulations aligns district rules to state statute; the other change clearly divides out policy versus regulation.

The policy, which the board will either approve or deny, is a general statement of what the district expects. The regulations, however, are the finer details of how the policy gets carried out.

The responsibility for the regulations lies solely with administrators, and some board members wanted a bigger say in areas where a student’s constitutional rights are involved.

Read more on Anchorage Daily News.

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