HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WENHAM, MA

H8023

USE OF TOBACCO, DRUGS & ALCOHOL BY STUDENTS

The District prohibits the use, possession, or distribution of tobacco, tobacco products, electronic, or e-cigarettes, illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages and intoxicants, prescription drugs not prescribed for the individual, or drug paraphernalia on school property, in connection with any school-sponsored activity regardless of the physical location of the property, on school buses or in cars going to or from any place where students are present at an activity sponsored by the District. Use and/or possession of all other medication is governed by the District Nursing Protocols and Procedures.

Individuals violating this policy may face disciplinary action, and those who violate state law may be reported to local police.

The Superintendent shall insure that this policy is promulgated to all staff and students in appropriate handbooks and publications.

The Superintendent shall develop procedures to implement this policy.

LEGAL REFERENCES:  MGL c.71, s. 2A & s. 37H

 MGL c.270, s.22

 MGL c.272, s.40A

Adopted: September 22, 2016

Reviewed: