JICG/JICH-R_Alcohol-Tobacco-Drug-Substance Abuse by Students

Code: JICG/JICH-R

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                ALCOHOL/TOBACCO/DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE BY STUDENTS

A.        Upon confirmation of a violation of the District policy on Alcohol/Tobacco/Drug/Substance Abuse by Students (JICG/JICH): 

1.         The first offense will result in a required, immediate conference with the student's parents and the principal.  The student will be removed from classroom/school until sober or no longer under the influence.  Law enforcement will be notified for prosecution. 

Three days of in-school suspension or one day of out-of-school suspension will follow immediately.  During out-of-school suspension, the student will not be allowed to make up quizzes and tests missed. 

The student will participate in a school-formed care group and will remain a member of the care group until released.  A student who refuses to participate in a school-formed care group will be recommended to the Superintendent for suspension from school for ten (10) school days. 

The student will lose the privilege of attending or participating in extra-curricular school activities and programs for thirty (30) calendar days, excluding school vacation days, except that students may continue to practice for the educational value during the period.  This provision will apply unless there is a student activity code, rule or code of responsibility implemented for student activities or for an activity by the coach or sponsor which provides for a more severe penalty, in which case that code, rule or regulation shall apply. 

2.         The second offense during a school year will result in a required, immediate conference with the student's parents and the principal.  The student will be removed from classroom/school until sober or no longer under the influence.  Law enforcement will be contacted for prosecution. 

Five days out-of-school suspension will follow immediately.  During this time, the student will not be allowed to make up quizzes and tests missed. 

The student will participate in a school-formed care group and will remain a member of the care group until released. A student who refuses to participate in a school-formed care group will be recommended to the Superintendent for expulsion from school for the remainder of the school year. 

The student will lose the privilege of attending or participating in extra-curricular school activities and programs for thirty (30) calendar days, excluding school vacation days, except that students may continue to practice for the educational value during the period.  This provision will apply unless there is a student activity code, rule or code of responsibility implemented for student activities or for an activity by the coach or sponsor which provides for a more severe penalty, in which case that code, rule or regulation shall apply. 

3.         Any subsequent offense during a school year will result in a recommendation to the Superintendent for expulsion from school for the remainder of the school year and referral to the local law enforcement for prosecution, if applicable. 

B.        Any student engaged in drug or substance trafficking/providing will be recommended to the Superintendent for expulsion for the remainder of the school year.  Law enforcement will be contacted for prosecution.

                                                                  DEFINITIONS

 

Alcoholic Beverage ----------                                                Any alcoholic liquor or malt beverage as defined by Wyoming statutes. 

Tobacco ---------------------                                                     Any of a genus (Nicotiana) of chief­ly American plants of the nightshade family with viscid foliage and tubular flowers.  The leaves of such plants are normally used and marketed for smoking, chewing, or as snuff. 

Drug ----------------------------------------                                  Any controlled substance as defined by Wyoming statutes. 

Substance ------------------------------                                     Any substance, whether organic or non-organic, which can be smoked, huffed, inhaled, consumed, absorbed, or otherwise ingested for the purpose of generating a high or rush, or otherwise altering the mental processing, or impairing the consumer’s judgment or motor skills, or for use contrary to the lawful and intended use of the substance, excluding any substance taken pursuant to a lawful medical prescription or which is used in the manner in which it is intended to be used for a legitimate medical or health condition.  The term substance includes, but is not limited to, glue, paint, Dust-Off, petroleum products, “spice”, “K-2”, “Black Mamba”, “Puff”, “sugar sticks”, herbal incense, Salvia Divinorum, or Salvinorum A. 

Care Group -----------------                                                     A group of caring persons which may include any of the following:  psychologist, principal, student, counselor, social workers, school nurse, fellow student, and/or teachers formed to assist, support, provide awareness, determine prevention and crisis intervention for student(s) experiencing drug/alcohol problems. 

Drug  or Substance

Trafficking/Providing -------                                                  Any involvement in the process of delivery or actual delivery of a drug/substance or any substance delivered or in the process of being delivered which is represented by the trafficker to be a drug or substance as defined in this policy. 

In-School Suspension --------                                              Suspension within the regular school day.  This entails supervision and isolation at a designated room in the school building.  Students are allowed to work on homework and assignments while in the in-school suspension environment. 

Possession -----------------                                                     Any exercise of control or dominion. 

Suspected ------------------                                                     Reasonable suspicion.  (Based on observations and/or information received which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student has violated or is violating this policy). 

Under the Influence ---------                                                Ingestion of alcoholic beverage or dangerous/illegal drug or substance affecting any physical or mental capacity/ability.

Adoption Date:  3/21/17

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