May 19, 2011
TERRE HAUTE — Under a proposed policy change, Vigo County School Corp. bus drivers, “under rare circumstances,” would have the right to search students in situations “that involve an immediate threat of harm or danger” to those on the bus.
Another proposed change would bar attorneys from sitting in on a student due process expulsion hearing. If families chose to bring legal counsel, the attorney could be nearby for consultation, but not in the hearing room.
On Monday, the school board discussed proposed changes in policy related to student rights and responsibilities, student searches/interrogations and civility.