Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention Program

2016-17
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Goals of the Program:

  1. To provide for the health & safety of students.
  2. To mitigate the effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate reason for students to refuse the use of drugs/alcohol.
  3. To encourage students who have used drugs to participate in a drug intervention counseling program.

Components of the Program:

  1. A “drug curriculum” offered at both the Intermediate and Junior High School campuses.
  2. Enhanced use of drug sniffing dogs (especially at High School & Junior High).
  3. 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).
  4. 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
  5. 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).