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Drug Prevention

The Board of Education recognizes that the misuse of drugs is a serious problem with legal, physical, and social implications for the entire school community.


As the educational institution of this community, the schools will strive to prevent drug abuse by educational, rather than punitive, means, although consequences for drug possession or use will be enforced as outlined in student handbooks.


For purposes of this policy, "drugs" shall mean:


  A. all dangerous controlled substances as so designated and prohibited by Michigan statute;


  B. all chemicals which release toxic vapors;


  C. all alcoholic beverages;


  D. any prescription or patent drug, except those for which permission to use in school has been granted pursuant to Board policy;


  E. "look-alikes";


  F. performance-enhancing drugs as determined annually by the Department of Community Health;


  G. any other illegal substance so designated and prohibited by law.



In accordance with Federal and State law, the Board hereby establishes a "Drug-Free School Zone" that extends 1000 feet from the boundary of any school property. The Board prohibits the use, possession, sale, concealment, delivery, or distribution of any drug or any drug-related paraphernalia at any time on District property, within the Drug-Free School Zone, or at any District-related event.