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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 671. Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Schools for Students with Disabilities

8VAC20-671-400. Searches.

A. A school that does not conduct pat downs shall have a written policy prohibiting them.

B. A school that conducts pat downs shall develop and implement written policies and procedures that shall provide the following:

1. Pat downs shall be limited to instances where they are necessary to prohibit contraband;

2. Pat downs shall be conducted by personnel of the same gender as the student being searched;

3. Pat downs shall be conducted only by personnel who are specifically authorized to conduct searches by the school's written policies and procedures; and

4. Pat downs shall be conducted in such a way as to protect the subject's dignity and in the presence of one or more witnesses.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-321 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 24, eff. August 26, 2015.

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