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Substance Abuse / Prevention Plan

STUDENT DISCIPLINE/INTERVENTIONS

The following procedures will be enforced by Patrick Henry / Point Loma / University City High School in the case of controlled substance violations on the way to, at, or on the way home from school or any school-related function. This includes, but is not limited to, possessing, using, having consumed, or being under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or any controlled substance, including abuse of medications (prescription or non-prescription).

FIRST OFFENSE

1. Parent contacted immediately upon verification of the violation by School Police Services.

2. Referral to law enforcement. Since some activities violate local or state law, school officials must notify law enforcement/School Police. Any action taken by the police will be in addition to the actions taken by the district.

3. One-to-three day suspension. Student may be required to participate in site and/or off-site counseling interventions.

4. Site administrator/designee will complete and submit a Substance Intervention Contract to Student Services. (Admin Procedure #6298) Parent notification of the availability of appropriate outside agency referral sources. Student(s) and family will be informed that they are responsible for all costs incurred if they choose outside agency services.

5. Loss of eligibility to hold student office or to participate in sports or any other extracurricular activity for thirty school days. If the student is a senior, participation in senior activities shall be referenced to current graduation policy (“Responsible Citizenship Expectations for Participation in Twelfth Grade Graduation Ceremonies”) and consistently enforced at all sites.

6. Warning that the next incident of drug possession will result in the student’s transfer to another school.

7. Enforcement of all other school rules related to the incident.

SECOND OFFENSE POSSESSION AND/OR USE

1. Parent contacted immediately upon verification by School Police Services.

2. Referral to law enforcement. Since some activities violate local or state law, school officials must notify law enforcement/School Police. Any action taken by the police will be in addition to the actions taken by the district.

3. Three-to five-day suspension.

4. Student transfer to another school site. Point Loma High School / Patrick Henry High School / University High School. (Return policy—principals will meet after one year to determine if students may return to previous school.)

5. Loss of eligibility to hold student office or to participate in sports or any other extracurricular activity for thirty school days. If the student is a senior, participation in senior activities shall be reference to current graduation policy (“Responsible Citizenship Expectations for Participation in Twelfth Grade Graduation Ceremonies”) and consistently enforced at all sites.

THIRD OFFENSE POSSESSION AND/OR USE

1. Parent contact immediately upon verification of the violation by School Police Services.

2. Referral to law enforcement. Since some activities violate local or state law, school officials must notify law enforcement/School Police. Any action taken by the police will be in addition to the actions taken by the district.

3. Five-day suspension with recommendation for expulsion.

FIRST OFFENSE FURNISHING OR SELLING

1. Parent contacted immediately upon verification of the violation by School Police Services.

2. Referral to law enforcement. Since some activities violate local or state law, school officials must notify law enforcement/School Police. Any action taken by the police will be in addition to the actions taken by the district.

3. Five-day suspension with recommendation for expulsion (for tobacco violations, refer to Possession and/or Use). If a student is a senior, participation in graduation activities will be denied for any zero tolerance violations. Furnishing or selling includes substances represented as prohibited substances even if they are later found not to be.