The safety of the students attending school is very important to the board of education. School employees, parents, and students should be aware of dangers posed by sex offenders living within the school district, and should be vigilant in providing protection against these dangers.
The Nebraska Legislature has enacted the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act. The Act requires sex offenders to register with the local county sheriff where they reside. The school district shall notify staff members, parents, and students of any registered sex offenders residing in the school district by posting the link to the offender’s listing on the State Patrol website on the district’s website. Such notice shall contain information about the availability of further information on the State Patrol’s web page, and shall inform the recipient of the prohibition against using the information for any retaliatory purpose against the sex offender, the offender’s family, or the offender’s employer. Only information deemed non-confidential pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-4006 and 29-4009 will be disclosed in the aforementioned notification.
Students who are registered sex offenders shall not be precluded from receiving a free education from the school district on that basis. The school district will consider a student’s status as a registered sex offender in determining the student’s educational placement and program.
Adopted on: May 10, 2010
Reviewed on: November 13, 2013
Revised on: March 14, 2016