Our schools have an important role in the early detection of substance use, abuse, and dependency. They have a role in the protection of our students from the promotion and sale of alcohol and nonprescription drugs. Therefore, no person may use, possess, offer to sell, or distribute chemical substances nor may they use or possess drug paraphernalia on school grounds or at school-sponsored events, except drugs prescribed by a physician.
The term chemical substances refers to all substances including, but not limited to alcohol, hallucinogens, depressants, stimulants, steroids, look-alikes, and any of those substances referred to as "designer drugs." The inappropriate use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is prohibited. Additionally, the board of education strictly forbids the use of tobacco (including chewing) anywhere on school property, or at any school sponsored event.
Disciplinary measures for students violating this policy will range from suspension to permanent exclusion, and referral for prosecution as outlined in the Community Intervention Model.
Compliance with this policy is mandatory.