Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
Overview (BP 5147)
District schools shall take positive action through education, counseling, parental involvement, medical referral, and police referral when handling incidents in the schools involving the possession, sale, and/or use of behavior-affecting substances and drug paraphernalia. These substances shall include but not be limited to marijuana, LSD, glue, alcohol, barbiturates, and steroids.
Students possessing, selling, and/or using behavior-affecting substances shall be subject to disciplinary procedures which shall result in suspension or expulsion. (CF 5114.3 - Suspension, CF 5114.6 - Expulsion)
School properties may be inspected by school authorities in the interest of maintenance, health, and safety. Inspections for the location of drugs, narcotics, liquor, weapons, poisons, and missing properties relate to health and safety and may be considered reasonable, as long as such inspections are conducted in accordance with law and District policy. (CF 5139 - Search of Students)
48900 Suspension or Expulsion (grounds)
Health & Safety Code
11357 Unauthorized possession of marijuana; punishment; prior conviction; pass in school or on school grounds
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco - Student Discipline (AR 5147)
The administration shall practice the following procedures relative to student drug use and abuse on school property or whenever the student is under school jurisdiction. Alcohol is a drug, illegal for use of minors. Cases involving alcohol use shall be treated in the same way as those involving drugs.
Use or Possession
In addition, the following action may be taken:
Selling or Providing
When there is reason to believe that a student is selling or is in possession of drugs, the procedures below will be followed.
When there is conclusive evidence that a student has actually used, sold, or possessed narcotics or drug paraphernalia on or about school premises or at school-sponsored functions, the police must be notified. Regardless of any legal action taken by the police or probation department, the principal or designee must immediately suspend the student for five (5) school days.
Drugs and Alcohol
The administrator will obtain the Fremont Police Department case number from the investigating officer and contact the Director of Pupil Personnel Services regarding a recommendation to the Board of Education to expel the student. Refer to the District Child Welfare and Attendance Manual for assistance in completing expulsion forms.
The Director of Pupil Personnel Services will assist the principal in preparing the expulsion request and follow-up with parents and student regarding due process.
The Superintendent/designee is authorized to extend a suspension by a principal subject to the provisions of Education Code 48911(g).
The Board of Trustees recognized that the use of anabolic steroids presents a serous health hazard to students.
Students who participate in athletics shall also receive information about the hazards of anabolic steroids from their coaches.
Coaches shall report suspected steroid use of appropriate school authorities.
Students found to be using anabolic steroids shall be subject to the policies and regulations established for alcohol and other drugs.