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Controlled Substance

A controlled substance is defined as any substance capable of producing a change in behavior or altering a state of mind or feeling. Controlled substances include but are not limited to alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, amphetamine, barbiturate, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, synthetic drugs or intoxicants of any kind. This does not include tobacco or tobacco products. Possession and/or use of a controlled substance, including alcohol, presents a health concern for students and is a potential disruption to the educational process.

Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is an optional program to support students and families. PIP is considered a restorative practice and the intent is that the support might be offered in lieu of suspension. The student and parent can only participate once a school year. Parents/Guardians are required to attend with the student. Lesser consequences might be considered if the student and family are on a waitlist for PIP with a start date that has not been extended. Failure to complete PIP will result in reinstatement of suspension days. 

*** “Possession” as used herein, includes not only possession on one’s physical person, but also custody and control. Thus, a student may be found in possession of any item if the item is in the student’s backpack, locker, car, or elsewhere, if subject to the student’s custody and control.

10a. Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia Possession***

Possessing any paraphernalia, such as but not limited to rolling paper, pipes, bongs or vape pens.

Table 1: Consequences For Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia Possession
Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia PossessionConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
1st Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Parent Involvement Program referral (PIP)*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Suspension of Extracurricular during suspension
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract if participating in PIP/on waitlist
  • Short-term suspension if not participating in PIP
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Suspension of Extracurricular during suspension
3rd Offense and ongoing
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension if participating in PIP
  • Long-term suspension/refusal to participate in PIP
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Report Suspension of Extracurricular during suspension

10b. Controlled Substance, Possession***

Possessing any substance capable of producing a change in behavior or altering a state of mind or feeling.

Table 2: Consequences For Controlled Substance, Possession
Controlled Substance, PossessionConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
1st Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Parent Involvement Program referral (PIP)*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract if participating in PIP/on waitlist
  • Short-term suspension if not participating in PIP
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
3rd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension if participating in PIP
  • Long-term suspension/refusal to participate in PIP
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Report Suspension of Extracurricular during suspension

10c. Controlled Substance, Sale or Distribution

Selling or distributing a substance capable of producing a change of behavior or altering a state of mind or feeling or an item sold as a controlled substance. Distribution is not “sharing”. Distribution requires a quantity of product that has been broken into sale portions and quantities of money indicating possible purchase. Distribution and sale require evidence to include photos and a police report to support the charge.

Table 3: Consequences For Controlled Substance, Sale or Distribution
Controlled Substance, Sale or DistributionConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
Any Occurrence
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Long-term suspension
  • Refer for Police Report*
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Long-term suspension
  • Refer for Police Report*
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Long-term suspension
  • Refer for Police Report*

 

10d. Controlled Substance, Use or Under the Influence

Alcohol/Illegal Drugs/Inhalants: No student shall be under any degree of influence of alcoholic beverages (including related products such as "near" beer, non-alcoholic beer, and non-alcoholic wine coolers), inhalants, and/or illegal drugs, narcotics, hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, marijuana oils, synthetic Cannabinoids. Legal intoxication is not required for violation of this Code of Conduct.

Table 4: Consequences For Controlled Substance, Use or Under the Influence
Controlled Substance, Use or Under the InfluenceConsequences –
Elementary
Consequences –
Middle/High
Asterisk (*) Indicates Required action
1st Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Parent Involvement Program (PIP)*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Suspension of Extracurricular
2nd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • School Contract if participating in PIP or on waitlist
  • Short-term suspension if not participating in PIP
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Suspension of Extracurricular during suspension
3rd Offense
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Short-term suspension
  • Staff/Student Contact*
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference*
  • Long-term suspension
  • Refer for Police Report
  • Report Suspension of Extracurricular