General: Our students are prohibited from possessing, using, selling or purchasing any alcoholic beverages or other mind-altering substances on or near School property or at School-related activities. Off-premises possession, use, sale or purchase of mind altering substances and off-premise alcohol abuse is also prohibited.
Testing: Students may be required to submit to urinalysis drug screens, blood alcohol tests, breathalyzer tests and medical examinations under the following circumstances: (a) when a student is suspected of attending School or School-related activities with intoxicants or mind-altering substances in his or her system; (b) when a student suffers an injury or is involved in an accident while at School; (c) on a periodic or random basis, including but not limited to, in connection with the student’s participation in extracurricular activities; or (d) when a student is placed under disciplinary contract and such screenings or examinations are terms of the contract. The presence of 0.02% alcohol or the presence of any other intoxicants or mind-altering substances in the body is a violation of this policy. Refusal of a student (by the student or the student’s parent) to undergo testing or to cooperate fully with any of these tests is a violation of our policy and may result in expulsion.
This policy does not prohibit the proper use of medication under the direction of a physician. However, the misuse or abuse of such drugs is prohibited. Students who are taking prescription or non-prescription drugs, which could affect their ability to function in a safe and efficient manner, must notify an administrator in the School Office of this fact when they report to School.
Consequences: In addition to determining the appropriate disciplinary action, the School reserves the right to impose the following additional or different requirements as appropriate for the circumstances: determination of possible legal action; required professional counseling approved by the administration; removal from all elected or appointed positions of leadership in the School; required drug and/or alcohol testing at a School-approved local clinic or doctor’s office for a time period and at intervals to be determined by the School’s administration.