State law requires districts to establish formal procedures governing referrals to local law enforcement.
Kansas Statutes 72-6143. Information regarding identity of specified pupils disclosure requirements; criminal acts reports to law enforcement agencies and state board of education; school safety and security policies memorandum of understanding a
(i) The state board of education shall require that the superintendent of schools in each school district or the superintendent’s designee develop, approve and submit to the state board of education a memorandum of understanding developed in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, the courts and the district and county attorneys, establishing clear guidelines for how and when school-based behaviors are referred to law enforcement or the juvenile justice system with the goal of reducing such referrals and protecting public safety. The state board of education shall provide a report annually to the department of corrections and to the office of judicial administration compiling school district compliance and summarizing the content of each memorandum of understanding.