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502.20 Tobacco Products, Alcohol, Drugs

Students may not distribute, dispense, manufacture, possess, use, and/or be under the influence of the following while on District property, while on property within the jurisdiction of the District, while on District-owned and/or District-operated vehicles, while on vehicles chartered by the District, while attending and/or engaged in District activities, and/or while away from District grounds if the prohibited behavior directly impacts the good order, efficient management, and/or welfare of the District:

  • Beer, wine, alcohol
  • Tobacco, nicotine products, e-cigarettes and/or vapes and/or their components (e.g., battery, atomizer, cartomizer, clearomizer)
  • Over-the-counter and/or prescription drugs used for improper purposes
  • Other controlled substances as defined by state and/or federal law
  • “Look alike” substances that appear to be tobacco, beer, wine, alcohol, and/or other controlled substances

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 will result in disciplinary action up to and including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion. Additionally, the use, purchase, possession, and/or being under the influence of the substances outlined in this policy may be reported to law enforcement when the alleged action is unlawful.

Students who violate the terms of this policy may be required to satisfactorily complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by the Superintendent/designee. If the program is successfully completed, the student may return to the assigned attendance center and receive credits earned for approved coursework completed while in the rehabilitation program. If the student does not complete the rehabilitation program, the student may be subject to discipline including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion.

Legal Reference:
34 C.F.R. Pt. 86.
Iowa Code ยงยง 123.46; 124; 279.8, .279.9; 453A.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(9).

Cross Reference:
502.50 Expulsion
503.01 Student Conduct
503.60 Good Conduct Rule
504.32 Administration of Medication to Students
507.00 Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Adopted: February 21, 1983

Reviewed: September 17, 1990
July 20, 2009
February 18, 2013
March 24, 2014
October 19, 2020

Revised: September 17, 1990
July 20, 2009
February 18, 2013
March 24, 2014
October 19, 2020