A student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use or consume, possess, buy or sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product, including vapor/E-cigarettes; marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance. The School Committee prohibits the use or consumption by students of alcohol, tobacco products, or drugs on school property or at any school function.
Additionally, any student who is under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages prior to, or during, attendance at or participation in a school-sponsored activity, will be barred from that activity and may be subject to disciplinary action.
This policy shall be posted on the district’s website and notice shall be provided to all students and parents of this policy in accordance with state law. Additionally, the district shall file a copy of this policy with DESE in accordance with law in a manner requested by DESE.
SOURCE: MASC March 2016
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L.71:2A; 71:96; 272:40A
CROSS REFS.: IHAMB, Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and DrugsGBEC, Drug Free Workplace Policy
In accordance with state and federal law, the District shall provide age-appropriate, developmentally appropriate, evidence-based alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention education programs in grades K-12.
The alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention program shall address the legal, social, and health consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, with emphasis on nonuse by school-age children. The program also shall include information about effective techniques and skill development for delaying and abstaining from using, as well as skills for addressing peer pressure to use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
The objectives of this program, as stated below, are rooted in the Committee’s belief that prevention requires education, and that the most important aspect of the policies and guidelines of the District should be the education of children and youth on healthy decision-making:
The curriculum, instructional materials, and outcomes used in this program shall be recommended by the Superintendent and approved by the School Committee.
This policy shall be posted on the district’s website and notice shall be provided to all students and parents in accordance with state law. Additionally, the district shall file a copy of this policy with DESE in accordance with law in a manner requested by DESE.
SOURCE: MASC March 2016
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 71:1 ;71:96
CROSS REFS: GBEC, Drug Free Workplace Policy
JICH, Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School District School Committee First read: April 28, 2016; Second read and Final Approval: May 26, 2016