The Board of Education believes that effective drug education programs require both the acquisition
of knowledge and the development of positive personal values. Both the school and other
community agencies must share in the development and direction of programs to alleviate the
problems of drug abuse. Therefore, the school district will abide by the following:
1. Establish and maintain a realistic, meaningful drug, alcohol and tobacco education program
that will be incorporated into the total educational program.
2. Establish and maintain an ongoing professional development program for school personnel
in the areas of drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
3. Cooperate with government and private agencies offering services related to drug, alcohol
and tobacco problems.
4. Encourage and support activities that will develop a positive peer influence in the area of
drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
5. Create a climate whereby students may seek and receive counseling about drugs, alcohol and
tobacco and related problems without fear of reprisal.
6. Follow federal mandates concerning drug, alcohol and tobacco education.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Last Revised: 04/15/2003
Cross Refs: ADF, District Wellness Program
AH, Tobacco-Free District
JFCH, Student Alcohol/Drug Abuse
Legal Refs: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110
20 U.S.C. §§ 111-13
Salem R-80 School District, Salem, Missouri
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