STUDENT ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE
The Raymondville R-VII School District is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of its students. Therefore, use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol, narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants, controlled substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit substances and imitation controlled substances is prohibited on any district property, in any district-owned vehicle or in any other district-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or district activities. This prohibition also applies to any district-sponsored or district-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the supervision of the school district. The use, sale, transfer or possession of drug-related paraphernalia is also prohibited.
For the purpose of this policy a controlled substance shall include any controlled substance, counterfeit substance or imitation controlled substance as defined in the Narcotic Drug Act, § 195.010, RSMo., and in schedules I, II, III, IV and V in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c).
Students may only be in possession of medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD. Searches of persons reasonably suspected to be in violation of this policy will be conducted in accordance with Board policy.
Any student who is found by the administration to be in violation of this policy shall be referred for prosecution and subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion or other discipline in accordance with the district’s discipline policy. Strict compliance is mandatory. The school principal shall immediately report all incidents involving a controlled substance to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and the superintendent. All controlled substances shall be turned over to local law enforcement.
Students with disabilities who violate this policy will be disciplined in accordance with policy JGE.
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|Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.|
Cross Refs: GBEBA, Drug-Free Workplace
IGAEA, Teaching about Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Legal Refs: §§ 167.115, .117, .161, .171, 195.010, .017, 577.625, .628, 578.250 – .265, RSMo.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C §§ 1400 – 1487
34 C.F.R. § 300.520
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 7101 – 7165
Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c)
Raymondville R-VII School District, Raymondville, Missouri
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