The Advance R-IV School District is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of the students. Therefore, use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol, narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants, controlled substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit substances and imitation controlled substances is prohibited on any school property, in any school-owned vehicle or in any other school-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities. This prohibition also applies to any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district. The use, sale, transfer or possession of drug-related paraphernalia is also prohibited.


For the purpose of this policy a controlled substance shall include any controlled substance, counterfeit substance or imitation controlled substance as defined in the Narcotic Drug Act, Section 195.010, RSMo., and in schedules I, II, III, IV and V in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812(c).


Students may only be in possession of prescription or nonprescription medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD.


The school administration or teachers shall have the right to conduct searches, which are reasonable in scope, of persons reasonably suspected to be in violation of this policy. Such searches shall be conducted in accordance with Board policy JFG.


Any student who, after given an opportunity to present his or her version of the incident, is found by the administration and/or staff to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion or other discipline as provided in the district's discipline policy, and referral for prosecution. Strict compliance is mandatory. The principal shall immediately report all incidents involving a controlled substance to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and the superintendent. All controlled substances shall be turned over to the local law enforcement agency.


Students with disabilities who violate this policy will be disciplined in accordance with policy JGE.


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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: November 14, 2002





Cross Refs: GBEBA, Drug-Free Workplace

IGAEA, Teaching About Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco


Legal Refs: 167.115, .117,.161,.171, 195.010, 578.250 -.265, RSMo.

Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812(c)

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C 1400 - 1487

34 C.F.R. 300.520

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, P.L. 107-110


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