FNCF(LOCAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

DEFINITIONS

"Use" means a student has voluntarily introduced into his or her body by any means a prohibited substance recently enough that it is detectable by the student's physical appearance, actions, breath, or speech.

"Under the influence" means not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties; however, the student need not be legally intoxicated.

PROHIBITIONS

In addition to the statutory ban on the possession, use, or transmittal of controlled substances, dangerous drugs, and alcohol [see FNCF(LEGAL)], the District prohibits:

The possession, use, or transmittal of paraphernalia related to any prohibited substance.

The possession, transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of what is represented to be any prohibited substance, as well as any prescription or nonprescription drug, medicine, vitamin, or other chemicals, including but not limited to aspirin or other pain relievers, stimulants, diet pills, pep pills, "no-doze" pills, cough medicines and syrups, cold medicine, laxatives, stomach or digestive remedies, depressants, and sleeping pills.

USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

A student who uses a drug authorized by a licensed physician through a prescription specifically for the student's use shall not be considered to have violated this policy.

VIOLATIONS

Students who violate this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action and may be required to complete an appropriate rehabilitation program. [See FO series]

SEARCHES

Cars and lockers may be searched for alcohol and drugs in accordance with Board policy. [See FNF(LEGAL) and (LOCAL)]

Houston ISD

FNCF(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2008.01

DATE ISSUED: 2/4/2008