ADB: USE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ON SCHOOL PREMISES PROHIBITED

FILE: ADB
 
The use, sale, delivery, or other possession of alcohol or drugs, except for medicinal purposes, within all school buildings, school facilities, or on school grounds or school buses of the Lexington Public Schools by any individual is prohibited at all times. For the purpose of this policy, the term "drugs" includes alcohol, and/or controlled substances as defined in Mass. Gen. Laws, Ch. 94C (including, but not limited to marijuana, heroin, cocaine), as well as restricted drugs, such as prescription or over the counter drugs that are misused, steroids, and products misused for the purpose of mind altering effects (aerosols, solvents, etc.).
 
A staff member determined to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
 
A student determined to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to the student discipline code.
 
This policy shall be promulgated to all staff and students in appropriate handbook(s) and publications.
 
The Lexington Public Schools will report to the police suspected violations of laws relating to alcohol
and drugs on school property.
 
LEGAL REF:
M.G.L. c. 71, §37H & 37H1/2(students-controlled substances)
M.G.L. c. 138, §§34,34A, 34C (alcohol)
M.G.L. c. 94C (controlled substances)
M.GX. c. 270, §6 (glue-toxic substances)
M.G.L. c. 272, §40A (alcohol on school property)
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
Drug-Free Schools and Community Act Amendments of 1989

Lexington Public Schools,  Lexington, MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee:  July 2015 
 
 
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