The Board of Education recognizes that the misuse of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other illegal substances is a serious problem with legal, physical, emotional and social implications for our students, as well as the entire community. Therefore, the consumption, sharing and/or selling, use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of such drugs is prohibited at any school sponsored function, on school grounds and on school buses at all times. The unauthorized use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs shall also be disallowed.

Students shall not be under the influence of alcohol or other prohibited substances on school grounds or at school sponsored events. A school sponsored function shall include a school sponsored or school-authorized extracurricular event or activity regardless of where such event or activity takes place.

Smoking

Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within one hundred (100) feet of the entrance, exits or outdoor areas of any public or private elementary or secondary schools. However, this shall not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of such residential real property.

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs

Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prohibited. Should a student be found in possession of any such substance, he/she shall be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Disciplinary Measures

Disciplinary measures for students consuming, sharing and/or selling, using and/or possessing alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of such drugs shall be outlined in the District’s Code of Conduct.

Education Law Sections 409 and 2801(1)

Public Health Law 1399-o

NOTE:       Refer also to Policies    #3280 — Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment

#3410 — Code of Conduct on School Property

#5640 — Smoking/Tobacco Use

#8211 — Prevention Instruction

District Code of Conduct

Adopted October 17, 2016