State law does not require districts to adopt search and seizure policies or rules.
Virgin Islands Code 17-003-002 Virgin Islands Student Discipline Policy
Privacy and Property Rights Philosophical Basis: Federal and Virgin Islands laws provide persons with reasonable expectation of privacy in addition to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure of property. Such guarantees are not unlimited and must be balanced by the school's responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all students.
- To attend school and other school activities without bringing materials or objects prohibited by law or school policy or other items that will detract from the educational process
- To respect the property rights of the public at large as well as those of individuals and to refrain from destruction of or damage to such property
- To maintain privacy of personal possessions unless appropriate school personnel have reasonable cause to believe a student possesses any object or material which is prohibited by law or board policy
- To attend school in an educational environment in which personal property is respected