Program Expectations: Searches

Housatonic Academy specifically reserves all rights to carry out a reasonable search of students and their property including but not limited to desks, lockers, lunch boxes/bags, school bags and agency vehicles. This school further reserves the right with due cause or as a regular practice to carry out a search of the student and their personal belongings including but not limited to purses, wallets, backpacks, clothing and person to maintain a safe environment. Any student refusing to cooperate in a search will be subject to disciplinary action decided upon at a Student Accountability Meeting.

Searches are used to maintain a safe environment for all of our students. Please comply and understand their necessity. Metal detectors and other law enforcement tools may be used in some searches. Random searches may occur if we have sufficient reason to believe it is necessary to provide for the safety and welfare of our students and staff.

Any items found during a search that are not allowed in the classroom setting (i.e. cell-phones, electronics that connect to internet, etc) will be kept in a locked box in the supervisors’ office until dismissal.  Any items found during a search that are deemed to be unsafe will be kept in the supervisors’ office until a parent/guardian picks up the items (i.e. fishing hook, lighter, etc).