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JDDA    Drug Free Schools   (See also JGFGB)
                           
        Maintaining drug free schools is important for establishing an appropriate learning environment for students of the district. The district shall provide a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program to all students. (See IDAB)

        The unlawful manufacturing, sale, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or controlled substances by students on school premises or at any school activity is prohibited. Further, presence on school premises or at any school activity by students who have consumed alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any other place which are detected while on school premises or at any school activity is prohibited use.

        Student Conduct

        As a condition of continued enrollment in the district, students shall abide by the terms of this policy. Any student violating the terms of this policy shall be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officials, except as limited by Policy JCABBC, and shall be subject to the sanctions set forth in this policy, or subject to the sanctions under the Special Procedures provisions of Policy JCABBC when applicable. If the Special Procedures of JCABBC are applicable, the sanctions shall be limited to those set forth under such Special Procedures.  

        Sanctions For Students Under the Influence of Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, or Non-Prescribed Controlled Substances

1.      First Offense:  

        a. Three day suspension or one day suspension with the condition of an alcohol/drug assessment by a mental health practitioner licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (KBSRB).

2.      Second Offense: 
                        
        a. Five day suspension, or three day suspension with the condition of an alcohol/drug assessment by a mental health practitioner licensed                  by the KBSRB.

3.      Third and Subsequent Offenses:  

        a. Ten day suspension and referral for a long term suspension hearing.

        Sanctions for Possession of Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, or Non-Prescribed Controlled Substances

1.      First Offense:

        a.  Alcohol: The student will be suspended for five days.
        
        b.  Illegal Drugs or Controlled Substances:  The student will be suspended for five days on condition of completion of a drug and alcohol assessment or will be suspended for ten days and referred to the Superintendent for long term suspension or expulsion.

2.  Second Offense (pertains to alcohol, illegal drugs, or controlled substances):  The student will be suspended from school for ten days and will be referred to the Superintendent for long term suspension or expulsion.

        Sanctions For Manufacturing, Selling, Distributing, or Dispensing of Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, or Controlled Substances

1.      First Offense: The student will be suspended from school for ten days and will be referred to the Superintendent for long term suspension or expulsion.
        
        Suspension Procedures
        
        Students who are suspended or recommended for expulsion under the terms of this policy will be afforded the due process rights contained in board policies and Kansas statutes, K.S.A. 72-8901, et seq.  Nothing in this policy is intended to diminish the ability of the district to take other disciplinary action against the student in accordance with other codes of conduct governing student discipline.

        A student who is on long term suspension from school under the terms of this policy may be readmitted on probation at the discretion of the Superin-
tendent during the term of the long term suspension if the student has complied with all conditions made as part of the long term suspension including participation in any required or approved drug and alcohol treatment program.

         Alcohol and Drug Assessments Requirement

        USD 497 will not assume any cost incurred. Completion of the assessment must be verified in writing by the practitioner to the school district in order for the suspension to be reduced as per this policy.  The district does not assume liability for any costs of inpatient or outpatient treatment resulting from such assessment.

        The clerk of the board shall maintain a list of mental health practitioners licensed by the KBSRB who specialize in addictions and a list of local drug
and alcohol treatment programs with the names and addresses of contact persons.

        Parents or students should contact the directors of the programs to determine the cost and length of the program.
        
        Procedures for administration of this policy shall be published in student handbooks.

Approved: July 1, 2001
Reviewed by Board Policy Committee: November 15, 2004
Amended:  February 14, 2005
Amended:  January 9, 2006
Amended:  March 13, 2006
Amended:  June 12, 2006
Reviewed by Board Policy Committee:  March 26, 2008
Amended:  May 12, 2008