Substance Abuse Policy & Procedures

  • POLICY AND PROCEDURES

    The possession, use, delivery, transfer, or sale of alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances governed by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, while on school premises, on school busses, or under school supervision, is expressly forbidden. 

    1. Manufacture, distribution, simple possession, as well as possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, controlled dangerous substances governed by the uniform controlled dangerous substances law.

      When the principal/designee after an investigation has reasonable cause to believe that a student has manufactured, distributed, possessed, or possessed with intent to distribute illegal, narcotic, drugs, controlled dangerous substances governed by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, or any mood-altering chemicals--the student's parents, the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Coordinator shall be contacted immediately.  The school system shall request charges be brought against the student.  The student shall be suspended (in-school or out-of-school suspension) from school according to the following procedures:

      1. If the student is age 16 or older, the student shall be referred to the District Attorney’s Office with recommendation for Drug Court assessment. The student shall be expelled for the maximum period of time allowable under state and federal law for a minimum period of (4) four complete school semesters.

      2. Any case involving a student less than 16 years old and in grades 6-12 shall be expelled from the Parish Public School System for the maximum period of time allowable under state and federal law for a minimum period of (2) two complete school semesters. The student shall be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.

      3. Any case involving a student in Kindergarten through Grade 5, the student shall be suspended, pending a hearing with the Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance, the superintendent or designee will make recommendations for disciplinary action.

      4. No student expelled under item (a) or (b) shall be allowed to return to a Parish Public School without documentation of enrollment and participation in a Rehabilitation or Counseling Program relating to the expulsion and express approval of the Parish School Board through an administrative hearing.

      5. The superintendent or designee may modify the expulsion requirement on a case by case basis, providing that such modifications are in writing.

    2. Possession of alcohol, or any mood-altering chemical, or a student's being under the influence of alcohol, controlled dangerous substances, or possession of drug paraphernalia, or possession of, distribution or intent to distribute facsimile/look-alike/counterfeit drugs/alcohol and/or counterfeit controlled dangerous substances. Counterfeit will refer to any items used to simulate drugs.

    FIRST OFFENSE

    When the principal/designee after an investigation has reasonable cause to believe that a student has violated any of the above, the student's parents, the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Coordinator, and the appropriate law enforcement agency shall be contacted immediately.  The student shall be suspended (in-school/out-of-school) from school pending: 

    1. A hearing at the school or designated place, with parent(s)/guardian, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, Drug-Free Schools Coordinator and principal/designee shall be held before the student may be readmitted to school and
    2. An appropriate educational intervention may be assigned for the student and parent(s)/guardian(s). Failure to comply with these procedures shall result in immediate referral to the juvenile court system.

    SECOND OFFENSE

    When the principal/designee has reasonable cause to believe that a student has, for the second time in a school year, violated the above, the student will be expelled from the Parish Public School System for a period of time to be determined by the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance at a hearing with the student and parent(s)/guardian.

     

     

    Print this page (MS Word--Accessible)