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502.3-R - Regulations Regarding Enforcement of Prohibition of Tobacco/Nicotine, Alcohol, and Drugs

Administrative regulations enforcing Policy 502.3 includes three components: prevention, intervention, and discipline.


  1. Age-appropriate, developmentally based drug and alcohol curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through twelve which addresses the legal, social, and health consequences of tobacco/nicotine, drug, and alcohol use and which provides information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use tobacco/nicotine, drugs, and alcohol;
  2. A statement to students that the use of illicit drugs and the unlawful possession and use of alcohol is wrong and harmful; and
  3. Standards of conduct for students that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, being under the influence of, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on school premises or as part of any of its activities.


  1. Information about drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs available to students; and
  2. An expectation that students may be required to successfully complete an appropriate rehabilitation program if involved in substance abuse behaviors.


  1. A clear statement that disciplinary sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion and referral for prosecution that will be imposed on students who violate the policy;
  2. A requirement that parents and students be given a copy of the standards of conduct and the statement of disciplinary sanctions required; and
  3. Notification to parents and students that compliance with the standards of conduct is mandatory.

The board believes it must do everything within its jurisdiction to ensure the safety and well-being of students. Therefore, the administration of the district will work cooperatively with law enforcement officials, including the police department and the police department canine unit, within the utmost authority of the law to prohibit the use of tobacco/nicotine, alcohol, and drugs. The canine unit may include searches of automobiles, lockers, classrooms, and/or buildings.

Adopted: 9/98
Reviewed: 3/12; 7/13; 10/14; 1/15; 10/17; 9/20; 10/23
Revised: 5/11; 7/13
Related Policy: 502.1; 502.2; 502.2-R; 502.3; 502.4
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 123.46; 123; 279.8-9; 453A; 281 IAC 12.3(6), .5(3)(e), .5(5)(e)
IASB Reference: 502.07