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Davis Joint USD |  AR  5131.6  Students

Alcohol And Other Drugs   

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Instruction

The curriculum of all elementary and secondary schools shall include instruction on the effects upon the human body, as determined by science, of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, dangerous drugs as defined in Health and Safety Code 11032, and other dangerous substances. Instruction shall be sequential in nature and suited to meet the needs of students at their respective grade level. (Education Code 51203, 51260)

(cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco)

In grades 1-6, instruction in drug education should be given in health courses required by Education Code 51210. (Education Code 51260)

In grades 7-12, instruction in drug education shall be conducted in health courses and in any other appropriate area of study required by Education Code 51220. (Education Code 51260)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

Secondary school instruction shall also include a study of the effects of alcohol and other drugs upon prenatal development. (Education Code 51203)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Instruction shall be provided by appropriately trained instructors who have demonstrated competencies, as determined by the principal or designee, in the following areas: (Education Code 51260)

1. The ability to interact with students in a positive way

2. Knowledge of the properties and effects of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, dangerous drugs, and shared drug apparatus

3. Effective teaching skills and competency in helping students to express opinions responsibly and to become aware of their values as they affect drug-use decisions

Intervention

District staff shall intervene whenever students use alcohol or other illegal substances while on school property or under school jurisdiction. Staff members who have a reasonable suspicion that a student may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall immediately notify the principal or designee.

If the principal or designee, in his/her professional capacity or in the course of his/her employment, knows, observes or suspects that a student may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he/she may notify the parent/guardian. (Education Code 44049)

School counselors shall not disclose confidential information provided during counseling by a student 12 years of age or older. A school counselor may report such information to the principal or parent/guardian only when he/she believes that disclosure is necessary to avert a clear and present danger to the health, safety or welfare of the student or other persons living in the school community. The school counselor shall not disclose such information to the parent/guardian if he/she believes that the disclosure would result in a clear and present danger to the student's health, safety or welfare. (Education Code 44049, 49602)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Student and Student Athlete Use of Alcohol and/or Drugs

Disciplinary action under section 48900 of the Education Code for substance violations applies to the school day, going to, and coming from school and all school activities, regardless of the day, time and location of those activities.

When students are chosen to participate on a Davis Joint Unified School District athletic team, or another DJUSD extracurricular, or co-curricular activity, the student agrees to abide by all school rules on and off campus, both in and out of school for the duration of their season, including not using alcohol or drugs. The season is defined as the time from the first day of practice/try-outs and shall last for 365 days. Consequences for all students must be consistent and fair and, whenever possible, assistance-based.

For athletic teams, each coach is required to address the issue of illegal substance use with his/her student-athletes and to review this policy with them at the start of the season. At a minimum, the coach will describe the policy and corresponding regulations to athletes in at least one parent meeting and one team meeting and provide a copy of the policy and regulations, and to post it prominently on team websites, if they exist. The purpose of the presentation is to ensure parents and athletes are aware of the expectations and required response if a member of the team uses substances. This section of the regulations will be included in the Coaches and Student/Parent Handbook.

If the violation occurs during school time or school activities, the coach or staff member shall immediately report the violation to the Athletic Director and/or the Principal or his/her Designee. If the Athletic Director is not a credentialed administrator, he/she must immediately refer the student to site administration who will manage the discipline and referral to appropriate staff for assistance.

The following are required responses to student behavior with respect to alcohol and other substance violations during the school year as defined in this policy:

For substance violations as defined by Ed Code 48900:

1st incident in grades 9-12: Suspension per student discipline code and the loss of all contests, practices, and activities during the suspension. Referral to school counselor and/or prevention and crisis manager for voluntary participation in brief individual (3-4 sessions) or group (4-5 sessions) drug and alcohol counseling, to be determined by school counselor in collaboration with administration*. Partial trade of suspension time for participation in counseling and/or restorative practice conferences will be offered, with a recommendation of no more than one full day of suspension removed for participation in counseling or restorative practice conference. Student athletes shall be subject to athletic consequences upon the return form suspension. See athletes suspended from school.

2nd incident in grades 9-12: Suspension per student discipline code, loss of all contests, practices, and activities during the suspension. Mandatory participation in individual (3-4 sessions) or group (4-5 sessions) drug and alcohol counseling provided by school counselors and/or prevention and crisis managers, or county services provided to the district*. If the student has already completed school based individual or group counseling as outlined above, the student and his parents will meet with the prevention and crisis manager to determine an individualized plan of intervention. Student athletes shall be subject to athletic consequences upon the return from suspension. See athletes suspended from school.

(*Parents may substitute a private counselor at no cost to the district who will verify the number of sessions)

3rd incident in grades 9-12: Suspension per student discipline code, loss of the privilege of team or other extracurricular membership

If the coach suspects or becomes aware of substance use by an athlete outside of school, the coach is strongly encouraged to speak with the Athletic Director who will report the concern to student support staff.

Athletes Suspended from School

Athletes that are suspended from school will be ineligible for athletic participation in contests and/or practices while on suspension and will serve the following athletic eligibility suspensions upon return. Athletic eligibility suspensions will carry on from sport season to sport season (for multi-sport athletes) and may carry from the current school year to the following school year.

It is the goal of high school athletics to educate students. Athletes suspended for substance abuse may choose to participate in the districts substance abuse program or counseling to gain athletic eligibility back. Participation must be met within one (1) week of the return from suspension.

Level 1 Suspension: Any Class suspensions or In-school suspension

1st Suspension: Athlete shall be suspended for 10% of the seasons scheduled contests

2nd Suspension: Athlete shall be suspended for 25% of the seasons scheduled contests

3rd Suspension: Athlete shall be denied athletic eligibility for the remainder of the year

Level 2 Suspension: Any Home suspension for 1-2 days:

1st Suspension: Athlete shall be suspended for 25% of the seasons scheduled contests

2nd Suspension: Athlete shall be suspended for 50% of the seasons scheduled contests

3rd Suspension: Athlete shall be denied athletic eligibility for the remainder of the school year

Level 3 Suspension: Any Home suspension for 3-5 days

1st Suspension: Athlete shall be suspended for 50% of the season's scheduled contests

2nd Suspension: Athlete shall be denied athletic eligibility for the remainder of the school year

Truant Athletes

Athletes that are listed as a Level 1 on the district's truancy list will be put on athletic eligibility attendance probation. The probation period will follow the academic waiver process for athletic eligibility. Athletes will use the blue academic progress report forms found in the athletic office at Davis Senior High School.

1. Failure to submit the completed attendance report as indicated above will result in the following consequences:

a. First failure to turn in weekly progress-waiver worksheet will result in a one game suspension

b. Second failure to turn in weekly progress-waiver worksheet will result in suspension for the remainder of the season

2. If at any time during which the weekly attendance reports are not favorable, the consequences are as follows:

a. First unfavorable report will lead to dismissal from practice

b. Second unfavorable report will lead to a one game suspension

c. Third unfavorable report will lead to suspension for the remainder of the season

Regulation DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: January 6, 2011 Davis, California

revised: June 20, 2013

revised: January 15, 2015

revised: February 2, 2017