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PALISADE GLACIER HIGH SCHOOL

DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY

Discipline Actions and Consequences for Drug and Alcohol Related Offenses:

  • Use of Drugs/Alcohol - Possession of Drugs/Alcohol/Paraphernalia
  • Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol

CATEGORY A: 1st time offender, minimal prior disciplinary involvement

*General guidelines for determination:

4 or fewer detentions

2 or fewer Saturday Schools (for violation of school policy)

2 or fewer referrals (for minor offenses)

No suspensions

Penalty:

5 day suspension from PGHS school/activities

12 week school probationary period

Enrollment in an approved substance abuse counseling program

Proof of continuing enrollment and completion is required

Mandatory Saturday School or Community Service hours

Provide a clean hair sample at the end of probationary period

CATEGORY B: 1st time offender, but with significant prior referrals and interventions for inappropriate behavior.

*General guidelines for determination:

5 or more detentions

3 or more Saturday Schools (for violation of school policy)

3 or more referrals

1 or more suspensions

Penalty:

12 week transfer to an alternative program (Opportunity or Palisade Glacier)

Enrollment in an approved substance abuse counseling program

Proof of continuing enrollment and completion is required

Terms for re-enrollment to PGHS:

Proof of continuing enrollment and/or completion of substance abuse counseling program are required

Provide a clean hair sample at the end of 12 week transfer

Provide a second clean hair sample at the end of 6 month period after re-enrollment

CATEGORY C: Repeat offender and/or violation of the State=s Zero tolerance offenses.

Penalty:

Recommend expulsion from the district, with a rehabilitation program outline, which must be fulfilled as a condition of eventual re-entry.

Categories A and B relate to drug/alcohol offenses not included in the States Zero Tolerance mandate. State Zero Tolerance Offenses include furnishing, selling, and unlawful possession of controlled substances.

*Administrative judgment will be utilized to interpret these general guidelines based on the severity and timing of the student=s offense as well as current disciplinary record.