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; 1/22/19 
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 District-sponsored or District-authorized function, on District grounds, or on school buses. Non-medical or otherwise inappropriate use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is also prohibited.

Smoking:

Smoking any substance, shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke on District property. The Commissioners regulations require strict enforcement of the no smoking policy on public District property.

Persons Entering District Grounds:

Persons shall be banned from entering District grounds or District-sponsored events (whether occurring on or outside of District grounds) when exhibiting behavioral, personal or physical characteristics indicative of having used or consumed alcohol or other intoxicating or illegal substances.

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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