Administrative Procedure 354                             NON-MEDICAL USE OF DRUGSBackgroundAll Division personnel are expe...
1.4       When a student is found to be undergoing a severe reaction while at school              or while involved in an ...
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  1. 1. Administrative Procedure 354 NON-MEDICAL USE OF DRUGSBackgroundAll Division personnel are expected to uphold the law in preventing the unlawfulpossession of, use of, supplying of, or trafficking of solvents, intoxicants, controlleddrugs, restricted drugs or narcotics.Procedures1. The principal will ensure that all staff in his/her school are informed regarding the procedures to be followed when dealing with instances of non-medical use of drugs. 1.1 When a student is found to be in possession of, or distributing, illegal substances such as, solvents, intoxicants, controlled drugs, restricted drugs, or narcotics within a school, on Division property, or during an activity sponsored or approved by the Division, the staff member shall attempt to confiscate the illegal substance in an appropriate and lawful manner and report the incident to the principal. The principal shall then: 1.1.1 Inform the parents; 1.1.2 Report the incident to the police; 1.1.3 Suspend the student; 1.1.4 Investigate the incident; and, 1.1.5 Determine if a recommendation for expulsion or other action is required. 1.2 When a student approaches a staff member on school property or at an activity sponsored or approved by the Division, seeking help in regard to an illegal substance and at that time is found to be in possession of an illegal substance, the staff member shall attempt to confiscate the illegal substance in an appropriate and lawful manner and report the incident to the principal. The principal shall then: 1.2.1 Dispose of the illegal substance in the manner defined in 1.5; 1.2.2 Develop a program of assistance for the student; and, 1.2.3 Strive to provide the necessary resources to help the student either through the school or by referral to another appropriate agency. 1.3 When a student’s behavior while at school or while involved in an activity sponsored or approved by the Division indicates possible substance abuse, the staff member observing the behavior shall report the situation to the principal and shall then inform the parents of the student’s behavior.________________________________________________________________Good Spirit School Division August 2006Administrative Procedures Manual
  2. 2. 1.4 When a student is found to be undergoing a severe reaction while at school or while involved in an activity sponsored or approved by the Division, the required medical treatment shall be provided pursuant to Administrative Procedure 315 – Illness/Injuries At School and Administrative Procedure 553 - Transportation of Ill or Injured Students. 1.5 Any illegal substance confiscated or found by staff members on Division property or while involved in an activity sponsored or approved by the Division shall be turned over to the police for disposal and a request made to the police to whom the substance is delivered for confirmation of the identity of the substance through some appropriate analysis. 1.6 When an illegal substance has been confiscated or found by staff members on Division property or while involved in an activity sponsored or approved by the Division and is not part of an attempt by a student to seek help regarding an illegal substance, the staff member shall cooperate with the police by identifying the student when a request for such identification is made by the police. 1.7 The principal shall ensure that all staff members in the school are informed or advised in regard to the appropriate handling of issues resulting from the possession, distribution or use of illegal substances. This training shall include information as to the steps a staff member is able to take in an attempt to legally and appropriately confiscate a suspected illegal substance.2. The principal, in cooperation with the School Community Council and the school community, shall ensure that educational programs and community resources are focused on the resolution of the problems and reasons leading to, and resulting from, the non-medical use of drugs.Legal Reference: Section 85, 87, 108, 109, 152, 153, 154, 155, 175 Education Act________________________________________________________________Good Spirit School Division August 2006Administrative Procedures Manual

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