DRUG-FREE SCHOOL POLICY (Board Policy 5530) 

A student's use or sale of a performance-enhancing substance is a violation that will affect the student's athletic eligibility and extracurricular participation. The Department of Community Health periodically distributes to the District the list of banned drugs based on bylaw 31.2.3.1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Use of any drugs or substances appearing on the list will affect the student's athletic and extracurricular participation.

Montague High School is a Drug-Free School which in accordance with Federal Law, prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of drugs by students on school grounds, in school or school-approved vehicles, or at any school-related event. Drug related items include:
 

  • All chemicals which release toxic vapors

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Anabolic steroids

  • Dangerous controlled substance as defined by State statute

  • Substance that could be considered a “look-a-like” controlled substance

  • Drug paraphernalia

 

The "Drug Free" zone that extends 1000 feet beyond the school boundaries as well as any school activity and transportation.  This means that any activity, possession, sale, distribution, or use of drugs, alcohol, fake drugs, steroids, inhalants, or look-alike drugs is prohibited. Attempted sale or distribution is also prohibited.  If caught, the student could be suspended or expelled and law enforcement officials may be contacted.  Sale also includes possession or sale of over-the-counter medication to another student. The sale, distribution, possession, or use of drugs, alcohol, fake drugs, steroids, inhalants, or look-alike drugs that has a negative effect on the school environment is prohibited.  Attempted sale or distribution is also prohibited.  This includes nonalcoholic beers and wines, and the like.  Many drug abuse offenses are also felonies.  Sale also includes the possession or sale of over-the-counter medication to another student.

Violations will be referred to the appropriate authorities, and students will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from school.

USE OF BREATH TEST INSTRUMENTS (Board Policy 5771) 

The principal may arrange for a breath test for blood-alcohol to be conducted on a student whenever s/he has individualized reasonable suspicion to believe that a student has consumed an alcoholic beverage. The student will be taken to a private administrative or instructional area on school property with at least one (1) other member of the teaching, security, or administrative staff present as a witness to the test. The purpose of the test is to determine whether or not the student has consumed an alcoholic beverage.  The amount of consumption is not relevant, except where the student may need medical attention.