Student Policy and Procedures

 

STUDENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES

The Ouachita Parish School system will implement for all students in grades K-12 an age appropriate developmentally based drug and alcohol education and prevention program which addresses the legal, social and health consequences of drug and alcohol use.  Information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use illicit drugs or alcohol will be provided.  The Substance Abuse Prevention Program will also work to help students increase self-confidence and self-esteem in a supportive atmosphere, to realistically define personal and academic goals, to develop strategies to carry out these goals to develop new behaviors in coping with peer pressure, and to learn strategies for improving adult relationships.  The student educational program will include:

 

  1. A minimum of sixteen (16) contact hours of drug education for all students grade K-9.

    A minimum of eight (8) contact hours of drug education for all students grades 10-12.

  2. An explanation of the Board’s policy of maintaining a drug/alcohol free school environment.
  3. An explanation of the penalties that will be imposed upon the student for any drug/alcohol violations occurring on any school grounds or at any school activities held after school hours.

 

Students’ use, unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the school premises or as a part of any of its activities is prohibited.  By law, all employees are required to report any suspected incidents of drug/alcohol possession or use by a student.

 

  1. When a student is suspected of having a drug/alcohol use problem and is reported to the principal or the Substance Abuse Prevention Team, the following action may be taken:

     

    1. Investigate the problem
    2. Confront the individual/parent/guardian
    3. Make recommendations for helping the student

       

  2. A student suspected of drug/alcohol possession or of being under the influence of drugs/alcohol on the school premises will be reported to the principal.After investigation, if the student is in possession of a controlled dangerous substance governed by the uniform controlled dangerous substance law, the following action, Articles C-F, will be taken:

     

  3. C.R.S. 17:436 SEC. 436.1

    Administration of Medication

    Students requiring or in need of prescription or over-the-counter drugs at school must provide the medication to the designated school employee with physician’s documentation and written parental permission to administer such medication.  No student shall have permission to possess or administer to themselves or others any prescription or over-the-counter medication at school.  Violation of this procedure will result in the discipline of the student as outlines in School Board Policy.

     

  4. D.R.S. 17:46 (B)©(1)

    Notwithstanding the provision of R.S. 17:416(B), any student, sixteen years of age or older, found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of intention distribution of or possession with the intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property, on a school bus, or at a school event pursuant to a hearing as provided R.S.17:416©(1) shall be expelled from school for a minimum of twenty-four (24) calendar months.  However, any student under the age of sixteen and in grades six through twelve shall be expelled from school for a minimum period of twelve (12) calendar months.

     

  5. E.R.S. 17:46 (C) (I) (2) (I)

    In cases involving students in kindergarten through grade five found guilty of possession of or knowledge of an intentional distribution of or possession with the intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property on a school bus, or at a school event pursuant to a hearing as provided for by R.S. 17:46©(1) shall be referred to the local school board where the student attends school through a recommendation for action from the superintendent or his designee.

     

  6. F.R.S. 17:416 (3) (a)

Any student arrested for possession or of intentional distribution of, or possession with the intent to distribute any illegal narcotic, drug, or other controlled substance on school property shall be referred by the school principal or his designee, within five days after such arrest, for testing or screening by a qualified medical professional for evidence of abuse of alcohol, illegal narcotic, drugs or other controlled dangerous substance.


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