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Drug Free Schools

Congress has adopted legislation requiring drug-free schools.  A study by the National Commission on Drug-Free Schools indicated that drug and alcohol use among our nation's youth remains widespread.  Appreciable numbers of students begin to use alcohol in the elementary grades and increasing numbers begin to use illicit drugs in middle school.

Clarion Area School District is committed to drug-free schools.  The board has established a policy requiring that each student adhere to all the rules of conduct adopted by the district.  Failure to do so shall be cause for corrective action enforced by school officials.
 
Use and/or possession of alcohol and illicit drugs is unlawful, wrong, and harmful.  A student shall not knowingly possess, use, transmit, be under the influence of, or show evidence of having used any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage or intoxicant of any kind while
  • on the school grounds during and before and immediately after school hours.
  • on school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by a school group.
  • off the school grounds at a school activity, function, or event.
Discipline sanctions up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution will be imposed on students who violate the standards of conduct.  Examples of sanctions may include notification of parent/guardian, notification of authorities, referral for substance abuse evaluation, curtailment of participation in district sports, suspension, expulsion, and/or completion of a drug/alcohol rehabilitation or treatment program not at district expense.  Use of a drug authorized by a medical prescription from a registered physician shall not be considered a violation of this rule.
 
Information about the drug/alcohol counseling and rehabilitation program may be obtained from the building administrator or guidance counselors.  Compliance with the above standards of conduct is mandatory for all students and will be enforced without exception.  For more information on the Clarion Area School District policy consult the student handbook.