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Administrative Procedure 353: SEARCHES BY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES


The Division reserves the right to search all school facilities, including lockers and desks assigned to students for their own use, in harmony with any legal requirement. In addition, personal items such as backpacks, purses, coats, etc. may also be searched.


  1. The Principal has the authority to search any school facility, including student lockers, desks, and personal items, should a probable cause or need exist.

  2. Principals shall attempt at all times to ensure the student's right to privacy.

  3. At least one (1) administrator and one (1) other adult shall be present during any search.



Administrative Procedure 353 Appendix: Narcotics Detection Dogs


Section 11, 52, 53, 197, 222 Education Act
Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
Children First Act
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Youth Criminal Justice Act
Criminal Code (Canada)


Approved: June 10, 2004

Amended: May 31, 2004; August 21, 2018