Policy 7320

Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Other Substances

The Board recognizes that the misuse of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other illegal substances is a serious problem with legal, physical, emotional, and social implications for our students, as well as the entire community. Therefore, the consumption, sharing and/or selling, use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of such drugs is prohibited at any school sponsored function, on school grounds, and on school buses at all times. The unauthorized use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is also prohibited.

Students will not be under the influence of alcohol or other prohibited substances on school grounds or at school sponsored events. A school sponsored function includes a school sponsored or school-authorized extracurricular event or activity regardless of where the event or activity takes place.

Smoking

Smoking will not be permitted and no person will smoke within 100 feet of the entrance, exits, or outdoor areas of any public or private elementary or secondary schools. However, this does not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of residential real property.

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs

Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prohibited. Should a student be found in possession of any such substance, he or she will be disciplined in accordance with the District Code of Conduct.

Disciplinary Measures

Disciplinary measures for students consuming, sharing and/or selling, using and/or possessing alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of these drugs will be outlined in the District Code of Conduct.