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Drug Policy

The Board of Education policy and administrative regulations regarding drugs reflect a concern for all students. They provide a framework to promote healthy life styles for students and staff in order to prevent the use/abuse of tobacco, alcohol and controlled substances.

The policy covers possession and use/abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. It expressly prohibits the carrying, possession, use, purveyance or placement anywhere on Board-owned premises of any dangerous drugs or implements associated with their use as defined in New York State Penal Law. The same prohibition applies to school-sponsored activities.

Administrative regulations aim to secure any help which may be needed by an individual student or staff member. The policy provides for suspension where warranted.