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 Drugs and Alcohol
 It is the goal of the district to provide the opportunity for students to develop to their fullest potential; therefore, they must be chemically free. The policy states that students shall not use, distribute, or have in their possession any mood-altering chemicals in school, on school property, or at school related activities. It is the district’s intent to prevent and prohibit the use of any mood-altering chemicals by educating, identifying, and intervening in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all concerned. Refer to ​Board Policy 227​ ​for more information.
Distribution of Drugs/Alcohol
The consequences for distributing, sharing, or involving others in the use of drugs and/or alcohol in school include all of the consequences listed above, plus possible referral to the PBSD School Board for expulsion. Refer to ​Board Policy 227​ ​for more information.
Possession/Use of Drugs/Alcohol
The following consequences are in place for students possessing and/or using drugs and/or alcohol:
● Suspension
● Parent conference required before returning to classes
● Referral to the police
● Referral to drug and/or alcohol treatment
Consequences may also include a conference with the superintendent, a behavior contract, longer term suspension, alternative educational placement and/or temporary or permanent expulsion. Refer to ​Board Policy 227​ ​for more information.
Sale of Drugs/Alcohol
The sale of drugs and/or alcohol in the PBSD will not be tolerated. Students will be adjudicated before both the Plum Borough Board of School Directors and appropriate legal authorities. The school consequence may be a permanent expulsion from the district. The police and district attorney will determine the legal consequences. Refer to ​Board Policy 227​ ​for more information.
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