Drug Use and Distribution

Code JICH

The possession, sale, distribution, use*, in any amount, of alcoholic beverages or drugs (defined in policy ADB as "any narcotic drug, depressant, stimulant or hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, any counterfeit drug, imitation controlled substance, "lookalike" substance, synthetic drug or designer drug (bath salts and synthetic marijuana) or any other controlled substance defined by the Drug-Free Workplace Act) on school property (including buildings, grounds, vehicles), at any school sponsored activity, function or event whether on or off school grounds (including field trips or interscholastic athletic contests) or any other time the student is under the administrative jurisdiction of the school is strictly prohibited.

Also prohibited is the misuse or abuse of any substance, whether or not such substance is lawful, when the material, compound, mixture or preparation causes, or may tend to cause, the following:

  • a stimulant or depressant effect on the central nervous system
  • the user to experience a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction or dulling of the brain or nervous system
  • the structure or any function of the body to be impaired
  • an alteration of the mental state of the user
  • or, when such substance does the following
    • has no accepted medical use for treatment in the U.S.
    • may lead to psychological or physical dependence

No student will aid, abet, assist or conceal the possession, consumption, purchase or distribution of any alcoholic beverage or other controlled substances by any other student or students in any of the circumstances listed above.

No student will market or distribute any substance which is represented to be or is substantially similar in color, shape, size or markings of a controlled substance in any of the circumstances listed above.

All principals will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies and will report to them all information that would be considered pertinent or beneficial in their efforts to stop the sale, possession and use of controlled substances.

Penalty for possession, use*, misuse or abuse of drugs or drug paraphernalia

A first offense may result in a suspension from school for up to 10 days (see policy JKD). The principal also has the option to recommend expulsion on the first offense or for any subsequent offense, in accordance with the student behavior code (policy JICDA) and the district’s expulsion policy (policy JKE). Any student who is expelled for a drug-related offense will be readmitted to school under the conditions prescribed in JICH-R. A second offense will result in an administration recommendation to the board that the student be expelled from school for the remainder of the school year.

Penalty for sale and/or distribution (i.e. pushing)

A first offense may result in an administrative recommendation to the board that the student be expelled from school for the remainder of the school year, in accordance with the student behavior code (policy JICDA) and the district’s expulsion policy (policy JKE). A second offense will result in an administrative recommendation to the board that the student be permanently expelled from the district.

The building principal or his/her designee will have the discretion to make a determination whether a student’s use of drugs or alcohol has manifested itself at school or at a school sponsored function.

*The term "use" will be construed to include use while not under the jurisdiction of the school, when the fact or effect of that use manifests itself at school or school-sponsored functions.