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Policies » Section J: Students » JICH: Drug and Alcohol Use by Students

Policy Date: 11/05/2015

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The Candia School Board is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of its students.
Therefore, the use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of
unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol, narcotics, unauthorized inhalants, controlled
substances, illegal drugs is prohibited on any school district property, in any district-owned
vehicle, or in any other district-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school
or district activities. This prohibition also applies to any district-sponsored or district-approved
activity, event or function. The use, sale, transfer or possession of drug-related paraphernalia is
also prohibited.

For the purposes of this policy, a controlled substance shall include any controlled substance as
defined in the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c), or RSA 318-B, Controlled Drug

Students may only be in possession of medication as detailed in Board Policy JLCD. Searches of
persons reasonably suspected to be in violation of this policy will be conducted in accordance
with Board Policy JIH.

Any student who is found by the administration to be in violation of this policy shall be referred
for prosecution and subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion or
other discipline in accordance with the district’s disciplinary policy. Strict compliance is
mandatory. The school principal shall immediately report all incidents involving a controlled
substance to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and the superintendent. All
controlled substances shall be turned over to local law enforcement.
Students with disabilities who violate this policy will be disciplined in accordance with the
student’s Individual Education Program (IEP.)

Legal References:
21 U.S.C. § 812(c),
RSA 318-C,
RSA 571-C:2

Adopted: January 3, 2002
Adopted: September 12, 2002
Revised: November 05, 2015