Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5215 - MISSING AND ABSENT CHILDREN

It is the interest of this Board of Education to cooperate with local, State, and National efforts to decrease the number of missing children.

If a certified copy of the studentís birth record cannot be obtained, the person so enrolling the student shall submit an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a certified copy of the birth record; however, if the person submitting such affidavit is in U.S. military service and is in transit due to military orders, a three (3) week extension shall be granted to such person for providing the birth records.

Upon the failure of any person enrolling a student to furnish a certified copy of the studentís birth record, the principal of the school in which the student is being enrolled or his/her designee shall immediately notify the local law-enforcement agency. The notice to the local law-enforcement agency shall include copies of the submitted proof of the studentís identity and age and the affidavit explaining the inability to produce a certified copy of the birth record.

Principals and their designees shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability in connection with any notice to a local law-enforcement agency of a student lacking a birth certificate or failure to give such notice as required by this section.

WV Code 18-2-5c