Prevention Education in Drugs and Alcohol
Each school district shall develop a comprehensive plan for alcohol and drug abuse prevention program which shall include, but not limited to:
Instruction in the effects of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances as an integral part of the district’s K–12 comprehensive health education program. In addition, at least annually, all high school students, grades 9–12 shall receive age-appropriate instruction about drug and alcohol prevention
The age-appropriate curriculum for this instruction shall:
Emphasize prevention strategies;
Be reviewed and updated annually to reflect current research; and
Be consistent with State Board adopted Health Education Academic Content Standards.
Basic information shall include:
The effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances
All laws relating to the use, especially by minors, of alcohol and other illegal drugs; and
The availability of school and community resources.
The instructional program shall include activities which will assist students in developing and reinforcing skills to:
Understand and manage peer pressure;
Understand the consequences of consuming alcohol and other drugs;
Make informed and responsible decisions; and
Motivate students to adopt positive attitudes towards health and wellness.
A public information program for students, parents, and district staff; and
Policies, rules, and procedures which:
Include a philosophy statement relating to drug-free schools and the established tobacco-free policies and procedures for students, staff and visitors.
Define the nature and extent of the district’s program, including a plan to access and use federal funds;
State that alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by student is illegal and harmful;
Describe the district’s intervention and referral procedures, including those for drug-related medical emergencies;
Indicate clearly that the school district’s jurisdiction includes all school sponsored events including student activities; and
Are reviewed and updated annually.
The district’s drug and alcohol prevention and intervention program shall be approved by the school district board after consultation from parents, teachers, school administrators, local community agencies, and persons from the health or alcohol and drug service community who are knowledgeable of the latest research information.
Staff development in the district shall:
Inform all staff of the district plan and their responsibilities within that plan; and
Provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention education to all staff.