Missing Students

Section J - Students

Policy Title: Missing Students
Policy Code: JLH

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Definitions for purposes of this policy:
1.    Flag means to mark or identify as pertaining to a missing child, or an indication identifying an item as pertaining to a missing child.

2.    Missing child means a person who is under the age of eighteen (18) years, whose temporary or permanent residence is in this state or is believed to  be in this state, whose location has not been determined, and who has been reported as missing to a law enforcement agency.

Following proper notification, the records of each missing child will be flagged with a red sticker in the upper-right-hand corner of the cumulative folder. When records are requested for missing children, the local law enforcement agency will be notified and no records will be sent.

Nothing contained in this policy shall authorize the school to disclose to any person a student's educational record without prior parental consent unless the school makes a determination that disclosure of such records is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student.

Within five (5) days after enrolling a transfer student from a public school or from a private school, the school will request, directly from the previous school, a certified copy of the student's record.  When records are requested by another school, within ten (10) days the school will comply with the request unless the record has been flagged pursuant to A.R.S.15-829 or the request does not conform to the requirements related to proper release of records by an emancipated student or a parent or guardian.

ADOPTED: May 24, 2022

A.R.S. §§
13-3620 Duty to report abuse;
15-824 Admission of pupils of other school districts;
15-828 Birth certificate; school record; exception
15-829 Missing child; notification of school; flagging records; definitions

JF - Student Admissions
JR - Student Records