SUBSTANCE ABUSE ‑ STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The primary responsibility for helping students who are involved with substance abuse lies with the students and their parents. A supportive school environment is necessary for students who have been involved with substance use/abuse.
The School Board supports substance abuse programs which may vary in scope according to individual needs. Included among these would be programs for persons who desire more information, and for those who need help with intervention activities and programs.
The School Board supports division efforts to help students during the school day as well as to reinforce programs offered through other agencies. To that end, individual school substance abuse programs should provide group experiences, individual counseling and such other devices as are judged to be necessary by school personnel and other involved agencies.
Alcohol and illegal drug use/abuse shall be prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct in compliance with all applicable federal, state or local requirements.
Legal Refs: Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, sections 22.1-78, 16.1-305.1.
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