TEACHING ABOUT DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO

 

The Board of Education believes that effective drug education programs require both the acquisition of knowledge and the development of positive personal values. Both the school and other community agencies must share in the development and direction of programs to alleviate the problems of drug abuse. Therefore, the school district will abide by the following:

 

1. Establish and maintain a realistic, meaningful drug, alcohol and tobacco education program that will be incorporated into the total educational program.

 

2. Establish and maintain an ongoing professional development program for school personnel in the areas of drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

 

3. Cooperate with government and private agencies offering services related to drug, alcohol and tobacco problems.

 

4. Encourage and support activities that will develop a positive peer influence in the area of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

 

5. Create a climate whereby students may seek and receive counseling about drugs, alcohol and tobacco and related problems without fear of reprisal.

 

6. Follow federal mandates concerning drug, alcohol and tobacco education.

 

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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.

 

Adopted: April 14, 2003

 

Revised:

 

Cross Refs: JFCH, Student Alcohol/Drug Abuse

 

Legal Refs: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110

20 U.S.C. 111-13

 

Advance R-IV School District, Advance, Missouri

 

 

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