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Standard Elementary SD  |  BP  6164.11  Instruction

Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco   

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Because the use of alcohol and other harmful drugs may seriously damage the health and welfare of users and effect far-reaching, detrimental consequences upon their families and society, the Governing Board intends to keep district schools as free as possible from narcotics, hallucinogenic drugs, and intoxicants. The Board desires that every effort be made by all members of the district staff to reduce the chances that our students will begin or continue using harmful drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

In order to accomplish these goals, the district shall provide students with a drug education program that is preventive in nature and designed to help students who have questions related to drugs and alcohol. (Education Code 51202 and 51203)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

In grades K through 6, instruction in drug education shall be given in health and/or science courses.

In grades 7 through 8, instruction in drug education shall be conducted in health courses and in any other appropriate area of study.

Such instruction shall be sequential in nature and suited to meet the needs of students at their respective grade level.

Staff members are urged, wherever appropriate, to emphasize the dangers of alcohol and drug use and the health risks associated with shared use of drug apparatus. The Board expects administrators and staff members to fully cooperate with community agencies whenever such cooperation can work to the advantage of our students.

(cf. 5131.6 - Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco)

The district drug education program shall augment the program provided by county drug education services. Site administrators shall determine that drug education instructors are appropriately trained, having demonstrated that they possess:

1. 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.

Legal Reference:


48901 Smoking and possession of tobacco on school district premises

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51203 Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and restricted dangerous drugs

51260 Elementary and secondary school instruction by appropriately trained instructors; services to be nonduplicative

51262 Use of anabolic steroids; legislative finding and declaration


11032 Narcotics, restricted dangerous drugs and marijuana; construction of terms used in other divisions


adopted: September 29, 1988 Bakersfield, California