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Title: Drug and Alcohol Policy Changes


1
Drug and Alcohol Policy Changes
  • Janet Gould S.A.C.

2
Attention
  • This presentation outlines the major changes of
    the Tenafly Board of Educations Drug Alcohol
    Policy.
  • This information includes
  • Staff Member Responsibilities
  • Referrals
  • Readmission criteria
  • Violations
  • Field Trip/ Extra-Curricular Events
  • NEW Tobacco Policy

3
F.Y.I.
  • A copy of this policy was mailed home over the
    summer and can be found in the TIGER Q
  • Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco/Anabolic Steroids and
    Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Pages 42-57
  • Extra Co-Curricular Activities Substance Use
    and Tobacco Policy
  • Pages 57-60.

4
STAFF MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Staff members are required by law to report to
    the school nurse and administrator any student
    suspected of being under the influence of or
    having problems related to drugs/alcohol/anabolic
    steroids.
  • Any staff member who has reason to believe that a
    student has unlawfully possessed or has in any
    way been involved in the distribution of a
    controlled dangerous substance, including
    anabolic steroids, or drug paraphernalia on or
    within 1,000 feet of the outermost boundary of
    the school property shall inform administration
    immediately.

5
PROCEDURE FOR REFERRAL
  • The principal or his/her designee shall
    immediately notify the parent/guardian and the
    chief school administrator and arrange an
    immediate examination (within three hours of the
    initial referral) of the student by a physician
    licensed to practice medicine and osteopathy.

6
READMISSION CRITERIA
  • Before a student who has
  • Received a positive diagnosis for chemical use
  • or
  • Received a positive chemical screen
  • or
  • Admitted to chemical use which resulted in the
    student being under the influence at the time of
    administrative contact
  • or
  • Been found using or in possession of
    drugs/alcohol/anabolic steroids and/or drug
    paraphernalia
  • can return to school
  • The Principal or designee and Substance
    Awareness Coordinator will confer with the
    student and his/her parents regarding the
    re-entry process.

For full text see pages 6 and 7 of DA Policy
7
PENALTIES FOR POLICY VIOLATIONS
8
FIRST OFFENSE
  • Suspension for a minimum of 3 days
  • Police notification
  • Mandatory parent conference
  • Notification of SAC
  • Referral to appropriate agency
  • Formal CORE (START) team intervention
  • High School students may lose IDT privileges for
    the remainder of the school year and be assigned
    to study hall.

Second and additional offenses can be found on
page 7.
9
SUBSTANCE RELATED REFERRALS
10
A student confides in a staff member that he/she
has a problem with substance use
  • The student shall be informed by the staff member
    that information must and shall be given to the
    Substance Abuse Coordinator and offer to
    accompany the student to that office.
  • Note
  • The conversation between the student, teacher
    and the Substance Awareness Coordinator is
    strictly confidential.

11
  • The Substance Awareness Coordinator meets with
    the student.
  • If this assessment/intervention substantiates a
    drug/alcohol/anabolic steroids problem and the
    student is judged to be a danger to him/herself
    or others, then the parent/guardian shall be
    immediately contacted.
  • In this case, appropriate referrals
  • will be provided.

Additional text in located on Page 9.
12
ROLE OF CHILD STUDY TEAM
  • The Child Study Team shall not accept referrals
    of new cases where the cause for evaluation
    indicates possible substance use/abuse until the
    Substance Awareness Coordinator and IRS
    (Intervention and Referral Services)/ Core
    (START) team have been consulted.
  • The referred student may be required to submit a
    urine screen, or participate in some other form
    of evaluation, in order to rule-out the
    possibility that drugs/alcohol involvement is a
    primary cause for the referral.

Additional text is located on Pages 9 10.
13
FIELD TRIP/EXTRA CURRICULAR EVENTS
  • If a student is suspected of using any chemical
    substance on the way to or from or during a
    school sponsored field trip, the chaperones
    shall
  • secure appropriate medical attention
  • notify the Principal and/or designee
  • initiate an immediate return of the student to
    the school building.

14
  1. The parent will be notified, the SAC shall be
    notified, and the rest of this Policy shall be
    implemented upon return to school.
  2. Admission to school-sponsored functions shall be
    denied and the policy will be in full effect.

15
TOBACCO POLICY
  • Note
  • OFFENSES WILL BE CUMULATIVE FOR GRADE LEVELS
    WITHIN A SCHOOL.

16
Basis to conclude that a student has been
smoking
  1. A student is observed with a lit cigarette (or
    tobacco in any form) in his/her possession.
  2. A student is observed exhaling smoke.
  3. A student is enveloped by smoke and is proximate
    to an extinguished cigarette or is in the act of
    disposing of a cigarette.

17
FIRST OFFENSE
  • Incur a minimum of 12 days detention.
  • Parents will be contacted regarding the offense
    and the schools response.
  • Student is reminded of the penalties imposed for
    subsequent violations of this policy.
  • Student will be referred to the SAC.
  • Note Second, Third and Subsequent Offenses can
    be read on Page 13.

18
EXTRA/CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUBSTANCE USE AND
TOBACCO POLICY
  • This is no longer a document given to only
    Athletes, but rather encompasses all extra
    co-curricular activities and is now in the
    Regulations piece of our policy.
  • All parents received this policy over the summer
    in hard copy.

19
FIRST VIOLATION
  1. The student will be subject to the procedures
    outlined in the Substance Abuse Policy if the
    violation occurs under the jurisdiction of the
    school.
  2. Suspended from participation in all
    extra/co-curricular activities, contests and
    meeting for a period of not less than one week
    and not more than two events, however, the
    student is expected to practice for the
    activity or sport during that week of suspension
    for the activity.

20
  1. The student and parent must meet with the SAC, AD
    and or activity director, coach/activity
    director.
  2. Strong recommendation that the student undergo a
    chemical dependency assessment at an accredited
    facility and follow through with recommendations
    for treatment.
  3. Assessment and treatment shall not be at the
    expense of the Board of Education. The SAC will
    monitor participation in any treatment program.

Second and third offenses can be read on pages 2
3 of this policy.
21
TOBACCO USE
22
  • The penalties are the same as was outlined in the
    Substance Abuse/Tobacco Policy, with additional
    consequences for the extra co-curricular
    activities.

23
First Violation
  • The student will be suspended from participation
    in all extra/co-curricular activities, contests
    and meetings for a period of a minimum of
  • one (1) week, or not more than (2) events
  • the student is still expected to participate in
    practice for the activity or sport during that
    week of suspension from the activity.
  • The student must meet with the
  • SAC
  • AD or activity director
  • Coach or Activity advisor.

24
  1. The student will be referred to the SAC for
    tobacco prevention education and for an
    assessment to determine if there is a need for a
    smoking cessation program referral.
  2. The SAC will monitor participation in any program.

Subsequent violations can be found on Page 4 of
this policy.
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