Section (6000) Instruction
Policy Name Drugs, Tobacco, Alcohol
Policy Number 6164.11
Date Approved 10/10/1989
Date Revised 05/12/2003
Date Revised 04/15/2004
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Policy Since the use of these harmful agents may have a deleterious effect on the health and welfare of the users, and causes far-reaching detrimental consequences to the users, their families and society, the Board of Education desires that every effort be made by all staff members to reduce the chances that students will begin or continue use of such harmful drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

A planned, ongoing and systematic program of instruction on this subject shall be provided to students. Teachers in each grade shall emphasize the effect of alcohol, nicotine, tobacco and drugs on health, character, citizenship and personality development wherever appropriate in the health education program and other contexts that touch on the subject.

Professional Development for both certified and non-certified staff shall be provided as needed in order to achieve the goals of this policy. The support of community agencies shall be sought and utilized wherever such cooperation and support can be advantageous to the students.

(cf. 5131.6 - Drugs, Tobacco, Alcohol)

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes
10-16b Prescribed courses of study
10-19 Effect of alcohol, nicotine or tobacco and drugs to be taught
10-220 Duties of boards of education
10-221(d) Boards of education to prescribe rules