Each student will be assigned a locker. Students are expected to use the assigned locker only and to keep it locked at all times. Hall lockers and physical education lockers are “on loan” to students during the school year and remain the property of the school district. The school reserves the right to inspect student lockers when building administrators, in their judgment, deem such action necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of students and staff.

  • It is the individual student’s responsibility to keep the assigned locker clean and neat inside and out.
  • Students are advised not to keep money or other valuables in lockers.
  • The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • The school district is not responsible for personal property.
  • Backpacks, purses or other bags must be left in the student’s locker.
  • Students should be prepared to furnish their own lock and must supply the principal’s office with a duplicate key or record of combination with identification attached.

Search and Seizure Regulations

If the principal has reason to believe that an illegal act or violation of school/District rules has been committed or is about to be committed, he/she is legally authorized to search a student and the student’s personal property or any school property used by the student and to seize any item in the possession of which is specifically prohibited by law, District policy or school rule.

Whenever feasible, the student will be present when his/her personal property or loaned school property, which he/she uses, is being searched. This may not always be feasible. A general search of school properties including, but not limited to, lockers or desks may occur at any time, and items belonging to the school may be seized. Students found with illegal substances or stolen goods will be disciplined according to this published Code of behavior.

School lockers are the property of the Barnum School District. At no time does the District relinquish its exclusive control of lockers, which the District provides for the convenience of students. Inspection of the interior of lockers may be conducted by school authorities for any reason at any time, without notice, without student consent, and without a search warrant. The personal possessions of students within a school locker may be searched only when school authorities have a reasonable suspicion that the search will uncover evidence of a violation of law or school rules.