7320

Adoption Date: 6/24/1975, Revised: 5/2/1989; 7/19/94; 6/20/00; 1/20/04; 9/4/07; 12/04/12;1/19/16
7000 - STUDENTS

STUDENT CONDUCT
7320 ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUGS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES (STUDENTS)

The Board of Education 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 inappropriate use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs shall also be disallowed.

Smoking

Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within one hundred (100) feet of the entrance, exits or outdoor areas of any public or private elementary or secondary schools. However, this shall not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of such residential real property. The Commissioners regulations require strict enforcement of the no smoking policy on public school property.

Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs

Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prohibited and shall be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Persons Entering School Grounds

Persons shall be banned from entering school grounds or school-sponsored events when exhibiting behavioral, personal or physical characteristics indicative of having used or consumed alcohol or other substances. A school-sponsored function shall mean a school-sponsored or school-authorized extracurricular event or activity regardless of where such event or activity takes place, including any event or activity that may take place in another state.

The District will abide by Penal Law Section 220.00 for purposes of controlled substances offenses:

Prevention and Intervention

The District shall create regulations regarding prevention and intervention regarding drug and alcohol abuse.

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 such drugs shall be outlined in the District's Code of Conduct.

NOTE: Refer also to Policies #3280 -- Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment

#3410 -- Code of Conduct on School Property

#5640 -- Smoking/Tobacco Use

#8211 -- Prevention Instruction

District Code of Conduct on School Property

Policy References:
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act,as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 United States Code (USC) Section 7101 et seq.
Education Law Section 2801(1)
Penal Law Sections 70.70(2)(a)(i), 220.00(17), and 220.44(5)
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 142
» 3280 - USE OF FACILITIES
» 3410 - CODE OF CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
» 5640 - SMOKING/TOBACCO USE
» 7310 - SCHOOL CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
» 8211 - PREVENTION INSTRUCTION

Policy Cross References:
» 3280 - USE OF FACILITIES
» 3410 - CODE OF CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
» 5640 - SMOKING/TOBACCO USE
» 7310 - SCHOOL CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
» 8211 - PREVENTION INSTRUCTION


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