It is the policy of the Tannehill Board of Education that in recognition of the clear danger resulting from illicit drug and alcohol abuse and in good faith effort to promote the health, safety, and well being of students, employees, and the community, the board has implemented a developmentally based drug and alcohol education and prevention program for grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
Students are hereby notified that the use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol is wrong and harmful. Therefore, standards of conduct that are applicable to all schools in this district, prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on school premises or as part of any of its activities.
Disciplinary sanctions will be imposed on students who violate standards of conduct required by this policy. Such sanctions will be consistent with local, state, and federal laws, up to and including probation and suspension, as well as referral for prosecution. Completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program may also be recommended.
Information about drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and reentry programs will be made available through the school office.
The standards of conduct and the disciplinary sanctions imposed by this policy will be part of the required notification to parents and students that will include the following:
"The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, P.L. 101-226 requires that State, as well as local educational agencies, must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees." (Federal Regulations can be examined through the school office.)
Parent/Guardian signature certifies receipt of a Student Handbook of Guidelines and Policies for Students and Parents that includes district policy relating to adoption and implementation of a drug prevention program for students.
REFERENCE: Public Law 101-226
70 O.S. §1210.221, et seq.