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502.3 - Prohibition of Tobacco/Nicotine, Alcohol, and Drugs




The board prohibits the distribution, dispensing, manufacturing, possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol, tobacco/nicotine, other controlled substances, or look-alike substances that appear to be tobacco/nicotine (vaping, e-cigarettes, JUUL-like vaping devices, etc.), alcohol, or controlled substances by students while on school district property or on property within the jurisdiction of the school district; while on school owned and/or operated school or chartered vehicles, or while attending or engaged in school activities away from school grounds.

The board believes such illegal, unauthorized, or contraband materials generally cause material and substantial disruption to the school environment and present a threat to the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors.

Violation of this policy by students will result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion. Use, purchase, or being in possession of cigarettes, tobacco/nicotine, or tobacco products for those under the age of 18 may be reported to the local law enforcement authorities. Possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance or drug not prescribed to the user or distributor may also be reported to the local law authorities.

Students who violate the terms of this policy may be required to satisfactorily complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. If such student fails to satisfactorily complete such a program, the student may be subject to discipline including suspension or expulsion.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with principals to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 3/12; 10/14; 10/17; 9/20
Revised: 5/11; 7/13; 1/15
Related Policy (Code #): 502.1; 502.2; 502.2-R; 502.3-R; 502.4
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 123.46; 123; 279.8-9; 453A; 281 IAC 12.3(6); .5(3)(e); .5(4)(e); .5(5)(e)
IASB Reference: 502.7
Mandatory Policy