Parents of students found in violation of this policy will be contacted, and the students may be reported to law enforcement officials. Risk will be assessed using AEA/district/law enforcement/Juvenile Court Liaison Personnel/diagnostic personnel. [See- prohibited behaviors/expulsion & Fed. Safe Schools Act]
Students are prohibited from using, possessing, or being under the influence of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, and other controlled substances, or “look alike” substances that appear to be tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, or controlled substances, regardless of age, while on school property or while attending or participating in any activities sponsored by the district. Violation of this rule will result in disciplinary action, which may include expulsion. Such violation may also be reported to local law enforcement authorities. *See Good Conduct Rule
The disciplinary action for the use, possession of tobacco or alcohol or being under the influence of alcohol will be as follows: Other prohibited items will carry stiffer penalties—including expulsion.
1st offense-three days OSS, three Saturday School days, two weeks ineligibility.
2nd offense-three days OSS, five Saturday School days, nine weeks ineligibility.
3rd offense- the student will be suspended from school until the Board of Education meets to determine if the students should be expelled from school.
*See prohibited behaviors/* See Code of Iowa*Steps above may be skipped for items/behavior that threatens the health/safety of students or staff. All time lines are under direction of the school administration.
In order to protect the health and safety of students, employees and visitors to the school district and for the protection of the school district facilities, students and their belongings and school owned lockers and desks may be searched or inspected. A search of a student will be justified when there are reasonable grounds for the suspicion that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating the law or school district policy, rules, or regulations affecting school order.
Reasonable suspicion may be formed by considering factors such as the following:
eyewitness observations by employees;
information received from reliable sources;
suspicious behavior by the student; or,
the student's past history and school record although this factor alone is not sufficient to provide the basis for reasonable suspicion.
A search will be permissible in its scope or intrusiveness when the measures adopted are reasonably related to the objectives of the search. Reasonableness of scope or intrusiveness may be determined based on factors such as the following:
the age of the student;
the sex of the student;
the nature of the infraction; and
the emergency requiring the search without delay.
A student's body and/or personal effects (e.g., purse, backpack, etc.) may be searched when a school official has reasonable suspicion to believe the student is in possession of illegal or contraband items or has violated school district policies, rules, regulations or the law affecting school order.