Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
File: IGAG (pdf)
Adopted: April 28, 1988
Revised: April 13, 2010
TEACHING ABOUT ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND OTHER DRUGS
The Board of Education views with grave concern the serious implications of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use by young people across the nation and especially in Boulder Valley School District. In keeping with its primary responsibility, the Board charges the professional staff of the District to continue to investigate related causes of substance use among students and school personnel develop and implement suitable preventive measures and provide intervention services whenever feasible.
The Board and professional staff will continue to seek ways to educate students and school personnel of the District as to the dangers from illegal use of drugs and to support the majority of students who are resisting such use or other involvement. The nature of substance use and abuse and its effects on the human body, the physical, emotional, psychological, and social dangers of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, effective refusal skills and strategies for school-age children and the illegal aspects of substance use shall be included in the health education curriculum taught from Early Childhood through grade 12 in Boulder Valley School District.
School officials will keep parents informed regarding local trends in substance use and will actively cooperate with law enforcement officials in connection with violations that occur on district property.
Current practice codified 1978
JFCH/JFCI, Student Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs
End of File: IGAG