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Student Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prohibited

Policy JICH

Adopted: April 7, 2011
Amended: N/A

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The School Committee prohibits students’ use, possession, distribution, or selling of controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, or non‐prescribed mind altering substances, as well as prescription medication misuse in school, on school grounds, or at any school activities.  

Violations of this policy shall result in appropriate action as directed by student handbooks, and will be reported to the Hopkinton Police Department per the district and police Memorandum of Understanding’s Reporting Guidelines.  Students may be subject to additional consequences as defined by Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) regulations.

School personnel who suspect a violation of this policy must immediately notify the school administration.

Legal References:

M.G.L. 272 §40A

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