Special School District is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of its students. Therefore, use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of unauthorized prescription drugs, alcoholic beverages, narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants, illegal drugs, counterfeit substances, and controlled substances or imitation controlled substances on any district property, in any district owned vehicle or in any other district approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities is prohibited. This prohibition applies to any district-sponsored or district-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip, athletic event, or other activity in the community 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 includes 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 medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD. Searches of persons reasonably suspected to be in violation of this policy will be conducted in accordance with Board policy.
Any student who is found by the administration to be in violation of this policy shall be referred for prosecution and subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion, or other discipline as provided in the District’s discipline policy. Strict compliance is mandatory. The school administrator 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 as required.