Goals of the Program:
- To provide for the health & safety of students.
- To mitigate the effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate reason for students to refuse the use of drugs/alcohol.
- To encourage students who have used drugs to participate in a drug intervention counseling program.
Components of the Program:
- A “drug curriculum” offered at both the Intermediate and Junior High School campuses.
- Enhanced use of drug sniffing dogs (especially at High School & Junior High).
- Enhanced random drug testing program at the High School and Junior High (currently testing extracurricular participants only – looking to add [by policy] parking permits issued & volunteers by parent).
- A “Drug/Alcohol Offender Education Program” which will be required attendance by any student who is assigned DAEP for drug/alcohol violations OR any student who tests positive during the random drug testing procedures:
- 5 one hour modules
- Presented once per week for 5 weeks
- 1 hour class/week outside the school day (day of week determined by instructor)
- Presented by trained drug/alcohol intervention specialist
- Violator must complete ALL 5 classes
- If a student incurs two or more drug-related discipline offenses within one calendar year it will result in a referral to Juvenile Justice with the possibility of placement in a drug rehab facility (in lieu of expulsion from SISD).