Kansas Department of Children and Families or Law Enforcement Access to Students on School Premises
(Refer to Board Policy GAAD)
The building principal shall allow a student to be interviewed by the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) or law enforcement representatives on school premises to investigate suspected child abuse and shall act as appropriate to facilitate the agency’s access to the child and to protect the student’s interests during the process. State law grants the investigating agency the authority to determine whether a school employee may be present while the interview is being conducted, taking into account the child’s best interests. If asked to sit in on the interview by the agency representative conducting it, the building principal or designee thereof shall oblige such request in order to provide comfort to the child throughout the process and to facilitate the investigation. In cases of suspected abuse or neglect, employees will not contact the child’s family or any other persons to determine the cause of the suspected abuse or neglect.
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