Tobacco, Alcoholic Beverages, Drug and Controlled Substances
October 21, 2011
TOBACCO, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Any Bayard School student engaging in the selling, using, possessing or dispensing of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotics, drugs, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance, inhalant, or being under the influence of any of the above; will be subject to the following disciplinary actions, providing the incident has been reported in one of the following ways:
- ADMISSION by the participant involved.
- WRITTEN STATEMENT of the violation from a certified staff member or coach.
- WRITTEN STATEMENT of the violation from a parent/guardian of the participant.
- CHARGED WITH OR CITED by law enforcement personnel or accepting a diversion program in lieu of charges being filed.
Note: The term “under the influence” for school purposes has a less strict
meaning than it does under criminal law. For school purposes, the term
means any level of impairment and includes even the odor of alcohol on
the breath or person of a student. Also, it includes being impaired by
reason of the abuse of any material used as a stimulant. In addition,
“possession” of alcohol or drugs will be considered to have occurred for
purposes of school rules if the student is in such close proximity to alcohol
or drugs (for example, a student being in a car where alcohol is in the back
seat and no adults are present in the car) or to others who are consuming
alcohol or drugs (for example, being at a student party at which other
students are drinking) that school officials may reasonably determine
that the student was in “possession” of the items as well).
The following disciplinary actions for violations occurring while not on school property are based on self-reporting. The student must self-report any violations/possible violations within a 48-hour period from the time of violation to the administration, athletic director, or coach. If a student fails to self-report such violation and it is later learned that the violation took place, the discipline for the action will be doubled.
Violations occurring while not on school property – Violations not occurring on school property will result in the following discipline. The student shall not be allowed to participate in, practice for the activity with the team or group, or attend any school sponsored activity for fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of written notification and must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of professional alcohol and/or drug education and counseling. (The education course and/or counseling will be the parents’ or student’s expense).
The eight (8) hours of professional education/counseling must be completed before the student can again begin participation in the activities program. Suspensions for violations occurring during the summer shall commence with the beginning of the next school year.
Violations occurring while on school property – Violations occurring on school property or while attending or participating in school related activities will result in the student being suspended from school for five (5) school days. After the suspension, the student shall not be allowed to participate in, practice for the activity with the team or group, or attend any school sponsored activity for fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of written notification and must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of professional alcohol and/or drug education and counseling. (The education course and/or counseling will be the parent’ or student’s expense). The eight (8) hours of professional education counseling must be completed before the student can again begin participation in the activities program.
If the disciplinary actions from any violation of this policy are not completed during the current school term, the following will apply. The number of days that remain to complete the suspension from activities will be completed during the next school term. The 8 hours of professional alcohol and/or drug education must also be completed before the student can begin participation in the activities program the following year. Forfeiture of the right to hold honorary positions will not be carried forward to the next school term. In the case of violations occurring on school property, days suspended from school will not carry forward to the next school year.
A seconded violation of these rules and regulations during any one-year period, whether occurring on or off school property, will result in the student being ineligible to compete in or participate in or attend any extracurricular activity for the remainder of the school year.
Any student who is suspended under this policy will forfeit their right to hold any of the following honorary positions during the year in which the suspension occurred. This includes: homecoming king or queen, winter royalty king or queen, Citizenship Award, Book of Knowledge, Class Yoke, School Spirit Award, Athletic Letter Award, current standing in the National Honor Society, prom server, class officer, student council officer, and nomination for any post season athletic awards including all conference, all district, all regional, and all state.
Any transfer student, who is under suspension at their previous school for alcohol and/or drug policy violations, may be required to complete their period of suspension prior to becoming eligible at Bayard Public Schools at the discretion of the superintendent.
Notice of the suspension hereunder shall be given to the student and the student’s parents and the student and his or her parent shall have an opportunity to present his or her version, however, the suspension shall take effect upon the delivery of the notice of suspension to the student.
This policy is in effect 12 months of the year, including both the school term and the summer months. The term of each year will begin on June 1st and end on May 31st.