The Board of Education is concerned with the present broad-based problem with drugs, inclusive of anabolic steroids, and alcohol within our society and recognizes its responsibility to our community and our students. The Board also believes that the responsibility for implementing this policy rests with all members of the Bordentown Regional School District staff and expects all staff members to implement the policy under the direction of the administration.
For the purpose of this policy, the term "drugs" or “substance” shall mean:
1. All alcoholic beverages
2. Any controlled dangerous substance as identified in NJSA 24:21-2 and/or
3. Any chemical or chemical compound which releases toxic vapors or fumes causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction, or dulling of the brain or nervous system, including but not limited to glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes as defined in NJSA 2A:170-25.9.
4. Any prescription drug except those for which permission for use in school has been granted pursuant to Board policy.
5. Anabolic steroids.
The use or possession of drugs, the sale of it or functioning under the influence of drugs is strictly prohibited on school property or at any school-sponsored event.
The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible for the District's efforts in the areas of drug education, prevention and enforcement. The Superintendent shall be responsible for developing specific procedures to implement Board policy. The procedures must encompass the following:
Substance abuse education is of the total school program. The drug education program in the Bordentown Regional School District shall be sequential from the elementary level through high school with emphasis on information, self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and decision making as outlined in Department of Education Guidelines. This program shall be developed with consultation with appropriate state and local agencies and non-profit agencies.
Substance abuse education programs and parenting skills for parents/guardians will be offered at times and places convenient to the parents/guardians on school premises or other facilities.
There shall be an annual in-service with appropriate staff personnel reviewing the intent of this policy and providing additional training in drug abuse and detection.
Additionally, policy and procedures will be made available to all staff, pupils and parents on an annual basis.
Please see an updated version of the policy on the district website under policies.