Code No.: 502.3
SMOKING – DRINKING – DRUGS
The board prohibits the distribution, dispensing, manufacture, possession, use, or being under the
influence of beer, wine, alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, other controlled substances, or “look alike”
substances that appear to be tobacco, nicotine, beer, wine, alcohol or controlled substances by students
while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on
school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles; while attending or engaged in school
activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct will directly affect the good order,
efficient management and welfare of the school district.
The board believes such illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials generally cause material and
substantial disruption to the school environment or present a threat to the health and safety of students,
employees, or visitors.
Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion.
Use, purchase or being in possession of previously cited substances or products shall result in being
reported to the local law enforcement authorities. Parents will also be informed.
Students who violate the terms of this policy may be required to satisfactorily complete a substance
abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by the school board. If such student fails to
satisfactorily complete such a program, the student may be subject to discipline including suspension or
The board believes the substance abuse prevention program will include:
Age-appropriate, developmentally-based drug and alcohol curriculum for students in grades
kindergarten through twelve, which address the legal, social, and health consequences of tobacco,
nicotine, drug and alcohol use and which provide information about effective techniques for
resisting peer pressure to use tobacco, nicotine, drugs or alcohol;
A statement to students that the use of illicit drugs and the unlawful possession and use of alcohol
is wrong and harmful;
Standards of conduct for students that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession,
use, being under the influence of or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on school
premises or as part of any of its activities;
A clear statement that disciplinary sanctions, up to and including suspension or expulsion and
referral for prosecution, will be imposed on students who violate the policy and a description of
A statement that students may be required to successfully complete an appropriate rehabilitation
Information about drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and re-entry programs available
A requirement that parents and students be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the
statement of disciplinary sanctions required; and,
Notification to parents and students that compliance with the standards of conduct is mandatory.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative
regulations regarding this policy.
Legal Reference: 34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (2012).
Iowa Code §§ 123.46; 124; 279.8, .9; 453A (2013).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6); .5(3)(e), .5(4)(e), .5(5)(e)
Code No.: 502.3