State law authorizes districts to adopt policies or rules addressing search and seizure without addressing student protections or requiring minimal protections only.
Wisconsin Statutes 118.32 Strip search by school employee.
Any official, employee or agent of any school or school district is prohibited under s. 948.50 from conducting a strip search of any pupil.
Wisconsin Statutes 118.325 Locker searches.
An official, employee or agent of a school or school district may search a pupil’s locker as determined necessary or appropriate without the consent of the pupil, without notifying the pupil and without obtaining a search warrant if the school board has adopted a written policy specifying that the school board retains ownership and possessory control of all pupil lockers and designating the positions of the officials, employees or agents who may conduct searches, and has distributed a copy of the policy to pupils enrolled in the school district.
Wisconsin Statutes 948.50. Strip search by school employee.
(1) The legislature intends, by enacting this section, to protect pupils from being strip searched. By limiting the coverage of this section, the legislature is not condoning the use of strip searches under other circumstances. (2) In this section: (a) “School” means a public school, parochial or private school, or tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), which provides an educational program for one or more grades between kindergarten and grade 12 and which is commonly known as a kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, senior high school, or high school. (b) “Strip search” means a search in which a person’s genitals, pubic area, buttock or anus, or a female person’s breast, is uncovered and either is exposed to view or is touched by a person conducting the search. (3) Any official, employee or agent of any school or school district who conducts a strip search of any pupil is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. (4) This section does not apply to a search of any person who: (a) Is serving a sentence, pursuant to a conviction, in a jail, state prison or house of correction. (b) Is placed in or transferred to a juvenile correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (10p), or a secured residential care center for children and youth, as defined in s. 938.02 (15g). (c) Is committed, transferred or admitted under ch. 51, 971 or 975. (5) This section does not apply to any law enforcement officer conducting a strip search under s. 968.255.