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Use/Possession of Alcohol, Tobacco, Nicotine, or Any Illegal or Medically Unauthorized Substance

The District prohibits the distribution, dispensing, manufacture, possession, use, or being under the influence of beer, wine, alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, and/or illegal or medically unauthorized substances, or “look alike” substances that appear to be tobacco, nicotine, beer, wine, alcohol or and/or illegal or medically unauthorized substances by students while on District property or on property within the jurisdiction of the District; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct will directly affect the good order, efficient management and welfare of the District.

Students who violate the terms of this regulation may be required to satisfactorily complete a substance abuse evaluation, assistance and/or rehabilitation program approved by the Board. The program may include age-appropriate, developmentally-based drug and alcohol curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through twelve, which address the legal, social, and health consequences of tobacco, drug and alcohol use and which provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use tobacco, drugs or alcohol. Information about drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and re-entry programs available to students. If such student fails to satisfactorily complete such a program, the student may be subject to discipline including suspension or expulsion.

Legal Reference:

34 C.F.R. Pt. 86
Iowa Code ยงยง 123.46; 124; 279.8, .9; 453A
281 I.A.C. 12.3(9); .5(3)(e), .5(4)(e), .5(5)(e), .5(21).

Cross Reference:
603 Student Rights and Responsibilities
604 Student Discipline
610 Wellness

  • Approved: 11-12-12
  • Revised: 08-12-13, 11-14-16, 01-14-19
  • Documents: 604.10

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