By Richard Bammer
Vacaville Unified policies and regulations about searches and seizures and the use of contraband-sniffing dogs will get a further airing in the coming weeks, trustees decided during their meeting Thursday.
“We need to discuss it,” said trustee Michael Kitzes, who made his remark after a K-9 demonstration by two Vacaville police officers and their K-9 partner, Kamos, a 4-year-old German shepherd.
Kitzes called for the district administrators to schedule a future agenda item — for the benefit of “stakeholders,” he said — about board policy 5145.12 and the same-numbered administrative regulation. They govern student searches, searches of lockers and desks, the use of metal detectors, the use of police dogs on campuses, and protocols that guide school officials if they have reasonable suspicion a law may have been broken. As Kitzes spoke, several other trustees appeared to nod their heads in agreement.