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No. 227


ADOPTED: November 1, 2007
REVISED: December 4, 2013




1. Purpose

The Board recognizes that the abuse of substances/paraphernalia abuse of controlled substances is a serious problem with legal, physical and social implications for the whole school community. As an educational institution, the schools shall strive to prevent abuse of controlled/noncontrolled substances.

2. Definitions

35 P.S.

780-101 et seq

For purposes of this policy, controlled substances shall include all:

  1. Controlled substances prohibited by federal and state law.

42 P.S.

Sec. 8337

21 U.S.C.

Sec. 812

  1. Look-alike drugs.

  1. Alcoholic beverages.

  1. Anabolic steroids.

  1. Drug paraphernalia.

6. Non controlled substance.

Pol. 210

7. Prescription or patent drugs, except those for which permission for use in school

has been granted pursuant to Board policy and is distributed by appropriate

school personnel.
8. Any mood-altering substance.
9. Performance altering/enhancing dietary supplements.
10. Synthetic drugs/designer drugs.
11. Any drug, notice issue or dietary supplement banned by the N.C.A.A. or

P.I.A.A. (for current or updated list see or

12. Health endangering substance.

13. Any other substance that the district deem not appropriate.

For purposes of this policy, under the influence shall include any consumption or ingestion of controlled/noncontrolled substances by a student.

Student Support System - is a multidisciplinary team composed of school teachers, administrators, nurses, counselors and other resource persons as deemed necessary. Community members will be involved to some extent in policy formulation, and student input shall be sought. This team has been trained to understand and work on the issues of adolescent chemical use, abuse, and dependency and will play a primary role in the identification and referral of students coming to their attention through the procedures outlined in this policy.

Distributing - delivery, sale, passing, sharing or giving by active or constructive means any controlled/noncontrolled substance from one person to another or to aid therein.
Possession - the act of possessing, holding, or controlling without any attempt to deliver a controlled/noncontrolled substance.

3. Authority

SC 510, 511

Title 22

Sec. 12.3

The Board prohibits students from using, possessing, distributing, and being under the influence of any controlled/noncontrolled substances during school hours, at any time while on school property, at any school-sponsored activity, and during the time spent traveling to and from school and school-sponsored activities.

The Board may require participation in drug counseling, rehabilitation, testing or other programs as a condition of reinstatement into the school's educational, extracurricular or athletic programs resulting from violations of this policy.

Off-Campus Activities

Pol. 218

This policy shall also apply to student conduct that occurs off school property and would violate the Discipline Code if:

Pol. 122, 123

  1. There is a nexus between the proximity or timing of the conduct in relation to the student's attendance at school or school-sponsored activities.

  1. The student is a member of an extracurricular activity and has been notified that particular off-campus conduct could result in exclusion from such activities.

  1. Student expression or conduct materially and substantially disrupts the operations of the school, or the administration reasonably anticipates that the expression or conduct is likely to materially and substantially disrupt the operations of the school.

  1. The conduct has a direct nexus to attendance at school or a school-sponsored activity, such as an agreement to complete a transaction outside of school that would violate the Discipline Code.

  1. The conduct involves the theft or vandalism of school property.

4. Delegation of Responsibility

The Superintendent or designee shall prepare rules for the identification and control of substance abuse in the schools which:

42 P.S.

Sec. 8337

Pol. 218, 233

  1. Establish procedures to deal with students suspected of using, possessing, being under the influence, or distributing controlled/noncontrolled substances in school, up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution.

  1. Disseminate to students, parents/guardians and staff the Board policy and district procedures governing student abuse of controlled/noncontrolled substances.

  1. Provide education concerning the dangers of abusing controlled/noncontrolled substances.

  1. Establish procedures for education and readmission to school of students convicted of offenses involving controlled/noncontrolled substances.

SC 1303-A

Incidents of possession, use and sale of controlled/noncontrolled substances by any person on school property shall be reported to the Office of Safe Schools on the required form at least once each year.

5. Guidelines

In all cases involving students and controlled/noncontrolled substances, the need to protect the school community from undue harm and exposure to drugs shall be recognized.

No student may be admitted to a program that seeks to identify and rehabilitate the potential abuser without the intelligent, voluntary and aware consent of the student and parent/guardian.

Reasonable Suspicion/Testing

If based on the student's behavior, medical symptoms, vital signs or other observable factors, the building principal has reasonable suspicion that the student is under the influence of a controlled substance, the parent is contacted and a recommendation is made to follow up with drug/alcohol testing.


Controlled Substances Act – 21 U.S.C. Sec. 801 et seq.
PA Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act – 35 P.S. Sec.

780-101 et seq.

PA Civil Immunity of School Officers/Employees Relating to Drug or Alcohol

Abuse – 42 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 8337

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510, 511, 1303-A
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 12.3, 403.1
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 – 20 U.S.C. Sec. 7114, 7161
Board Policy – 122, 123, 210, 218, 233

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