Drug Free Schools

Drug Free Education

Pursuant to requirements of the 1989 amendments of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and to the requirements of the Safe Schools Act, and for the purpose of preventing the use of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, the Francis Howell School District shall provide age-appropriate, developmentally based drug and alcohol education and prevention programs to all students in all grades from early childhood level through grade twelve.

The District provides information about any drug and alcohol counseling and rehabilitation and re-entry programs that are available to students. Students may be required to participate in such programs in order to avoid suspension or expulsion if they are found to be in violation of this policy. All parent(s)/guardian(s) and students are provided with a copy of this policy annually.

Random Drug Testing

In an effort to support our student athletes and promote a safe and drug free environment in our schools, the Francis Howell School District Board of Education passed Board Policy 2642 in January 2007. This policy puts into place a mandatory random drug testing program for any student in grades nine through twelve who participates in any extracurricular activity including, but not limited to, any athletic program, club, or any other extracurricular activity in the District that is not offered for credit and/or a grade or is a requirement for graduation, and for those students who possess an on-campus parking permit. Additionally, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of any student in grades nine through twelve may elect to have their student participate in the program on a voluntary basis.

Click here to view Board Policy 2642.


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