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Elk Grove USD  |  AR  5131.6  Students

Alcohol And Other Drugs   

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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 Section 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 Section 51203, 51260)

(cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco)

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

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

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

cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

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


District staff shall intervene whenever students use alcohol or other illegal drugs 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 shall notify the parent/guardian. The principal or designee shall not report a known, or suspected instance of alcohol or controlled substance abuse by pupil to the parent or parents, or the person having legal custody, of the pupil if the report would result in a clear and present danger to the students health, safety or welfare or would require the disclosure of confidential information in violation of section 49602 or 72621 (Education Code Section 44049)

School staff shall not disclose confidential information provided during counseling by a student 12 years of age or older. School counselors may report such information to the principal or parent/guardian only when he/she believe 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 Sections 44049, 49602)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)


approved: October 29, 1984 Elk Grove, California

revised: September 6, 1994

revised: June 19, 1995

revised: September 3, 1996

revised: August 6, 2018