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Student Search & Seizure Guidelines: Know the Law & Stay Compliant


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Student search and seizure guidelines continue to create a constantly-changing grey area for administrators. The challenges of new technology, drug use, and increase violence have school officials concerned and unsure about how to keep schools safe without violating student rights. How can your public, private, or charter school craft or update its search and seizure policies? Join us for our highly-informative, 60-minute webinar where you will discover:

  • What to consider when searching and seizing student devices
  • Critical search guidelines to remain legal & protect yourself from liability
  • Frequent search & seizure mistakes how to avoid them
  • Keys to comply with the 4th Amendment: Eliminate confusion

Program Highlights

  • Technology Misconduct: Deal with Search & Seizure of Personal Devices

    • Cell phones, laptops, iPads & iPods: Confiscation do's and don'ts
    • Keys for searching student texts, emails, and online profiles
    • How to monitor inappropriate student activity online
  • K-12 Search & Seizure Best Practices: What's Legal & What's Not

    • Searching student property: Abide by the law & stay compliant
    • Tips to effectively deal with illegal drugs or weapons on school property
    • When to involve local law enforcement in the situation
  • Clearing up the Confusion: 4th Amendment Rights in Your K-12 School

    • Guidelines for investigating student behavior under the 4th amendment
    • How to avoid violating students' reasonable expectation of privacy
    • Administrative searches: Critical do's & don'ts to ensure compliance
  • Interactive Q&A Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Jacqueline A. Stefkovich is a professor of school law and ethics in the Department of Educational Leadership at The Pennsylvania State University. She holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • Dr. Stefkovich began her career as a teacher and public school guidance counselor. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
  • Dr. Stefkovich's primary research interests focus on students' rights and school official's responsibilities under the Fourth Amendment. She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals as well as in law reviews. She has written two books with Lawrence Rossow: The Law and Education: Cases and Materials and an Education Law Association (ELA) monograph Search and Seizure in the Public Schools. With Joan Shapiro, she published Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas.
  • In July 2006, she published a book on law and ethics entitled: The Best Interests of the Student: Applying Ethical Constructs to Legal Cases in Education.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how to develop and execute a lawful search and seizure plan at your K-12 school.