DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM
Pursuant to the “Drug-Free Schools and Campuses; Final regulations [34 CFR Part 86]”
the Columbus Municipal School District adopts the following drug prevention program
which shall be implemented immediately, to-wit:
1. The Superintendent or designees shall develop and/or implement age-
appropriate, developmentally based drug and alcohol education and
prevention programs for all students in all grades (K-12) of the school district.
2. The Superintendent or designees shall take immediate and concrete steps to
convey to all students that the possession and use of illicit drugs and alcohol is
wrong and harmful.
3. The possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcoholic beverages by
students and employees on school premises or as part of any of its activities is
absolutely prohibited. The term “school premises” is defined to mean any
school property and includes any school building or other school premises;
any school-owned vehicle or any other school-approved vehicle used to
transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property
during any school-sponsored or school-approved activities, event, or function,
such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction
of the school district.
4. Any employee who violates this school district’s policy prohibiting the
possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees on
school premises or as part of any of its activities shall have his/her
employment with the district terminated. Any student who violates this
district’s policy prohibiting the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs
or as part of any of its activities shall be subject to the Discipline Policies and
Procedures of the School District as stated in the Code of Conduct.
5. Information concerning the available drug and alcohol counseling and
rehabilitation and re-entry programs are available to students as follows:
a. Counseling is available to students by school counselors at each
b. The Personnel Office has information on treatment facilities and
programs available to employees and students. This information may
be secured by calling 241-7400.
6. The Superintendent or designees shall give to parents, students, and
employees the notice set forth in paragraph 7 of this policy with a copy of this
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7. A separate notice to parents, students, and employees with a copy of this
policy attached shall state as follows, to-wit:
NOTICE TO PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND EMPLOYEES
The attached policy of the Columbus Municipal School District contains very
important information concerning the drug prevention program of the Columbus
Municipal School District. Compliance with the standards of conduct as set forth
in this policy is mandatory. Your careful attention to this matter is required.
8. The Superintendent or designee shall conduct an annual review of this drug
prevention program to determine its effectiveness, implement changes needed
and insure that the sanctions required are consistently enforced. The
Superintendent or designee shall develop a standardized report that shall be
made to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. If the
annual review shall disclose any ineffectiveness or any needed changes or any
inconsistent enforcement of the sanctions, the annual review shall include a
list of changes needed to correct such deficiencies and a timetable for
implementation. The Superintendent or designee shall report at each
subsequent board meeting until all such deficiencies are remedied.
SOURCE: Columbus Municipal School District; Columbus, Mississippi
LEGAL REF : Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR Part 86
DATE: August 13, 2001