State College Area School District's Policy on Drug and Alcohol
Board Policy #227 on Drugs and Alcohol for Students
It is the policy of the State College Area School District to take all appropriate actions to provide a drug and alcohol free school environment for all students.
The goal of this school district is to eliminate the improper use of drugs, alcohol and behavior-altering substances in our schools, on school property, on school conveyances and at school-sponsored activities.
The Superintendent will develop and implement instructional programs and procedures which are consistent with federal and Pennsylvania legislation and guidelines. The procedures will emphasize discipline and rehabilitation and will provide effective and confidential services, effective communication with parents, fair but firm penalties, appropriate involvement of law enforcement services and a process for reporting and review.
Student Handbook on Drugs and Alcohol:
In 1989 the Board of School Directors of the State College Area School District adopted a policy with the goal of eliminating the improper use of drugs and behavior-altering substances in our schools and on school property. The policy provides for instructional programs as an integral part of the school curricula and district services providing short-term counseling and referrals to outside agencies through the school counselors, Student Assistance Teams, school nurses and school psychologists. Pennsylvania law and school district policy ensure students’ rights to privacy and confidentiality in dealings with drug and alcohol situations.
The district set the following standard of conduct for students: No students of the State College Area School District shall possess, use, sell, distribute, or be under the influence of any drugs, controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, behavior-altering legal substances or paraphernalia on school property, or at any school-related function or school sponsored activity.
Last Modified on March 30, 2009