The St. Charles R-VI School District is concerned with the health, welfare and safety of its
students. Therefore, use, sale, transfer, distribution, possession or being under the influence of
unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol, narcotic substances, unauthorized inhalants, controlled
substances, illegal drugs, counterfeit substances and imitation controlled substances is prohibited
on any district property, in any district-owned vehicle or in any other district-approved vehicle
used to transport students to and from school or district activities. This prohibition also applies
to any district-sponsored or district-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip or
athletic event, where students are under the supervision of the school district. The use, sale,
transfer or possession of drug-related paraphernalia is also prohibited.
For the purpose of this policy a controlled substance shall include any controlled substance,
counterfeit substance or imitation controlled substance as defined in the Narcotic Drug Act,
§ 195.010, RSMo., and in schedules I, II, III, IV and V in section 202(c) of the Controlled
Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c).
Students may only be in possession of medication as detailed in Board policy JHCD. Searches of
persons reasonably suspected to be in violation of this policy will be conducted in accordance with
Any student who is found by the administration to be in violation of this policy shall be referred
for prosecution and subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion or
other discipline in accordance with the district's discipline policy. Strict compliance is mandatory.
The school principal shall immediately report all incidents involving a controlled substance to the
appropriate local law enforcement agency and the superintendent. All controlled substances shall
be turned over to local law enforcement.
Students with disabilities who violate this policy will be disciplined in accordance with policy JGE.
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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 related information.
Revised: 04/14/1998; 11/11/2004; 07/13/2006
Cross Refs: GBEBA, Drug-Free Workplace
IGAEA, Teaching about Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Legal Refs: §§ 167.115, .117, .161, .171, 195.010, .017, 577.625, .628, 578.250 - .265,
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C §§ 1400 - 1487
34 C.F.R. § 300.520
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 7101 - 7165
Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c)
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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