In accordance with state and federal law, the District shall provide age-appropriate, developmentally based drug, alcohol, and tobacco education and prevention programs in grades K-12.
The drug, alcohol, and tobacco education program shall address the legal, social, and health consequences of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. It shall include special instruction as to the effects upon the human system; the emotional, psychological and social dangers of such use with emphasis on nonuse by school age students and the illegal aspects of such use. The program also shall include information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use illicit drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
The objectives of this program, as stated below, are rooted in the Committee’s belief that prevention requires education, and that the most important aspect of the policies and guidelines of the District should be the education of each individual to the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
To create an awareness of the total drug problem--prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation, and law enforcement on the local, state, national, and international levels.