Louisiana - HE K-12 curriculum—alcohol and drug use/abuse (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part LIX §309. Requirements

F. Each local education agency must include in the curriculum a program of substance abuse prevention, to include informational, effective, and counseling strategies, and information designed to reduce the likelihood that students shall injure themselves or others through the misuse and abuse of chemical substances (LAC 28:CXV.2305.F). Each school district determines the content area in which to include substance abuse instruction. It is often included in health education or life science.

    1. The substance abuse programs and curricula must also include procedures for identifying students who exhibit signs of misuse or abuse of such substances and procedures for referral for counseling or treatment

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:154. Curriculum; length of school periods

The branches of spelling, reading, writing, drawing, arithmetic, geography, grammar, United States history, and health, including alcohol, tobacco, drug, and substance abuse prevention and education, shall be taught in every elementary school.
<a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx”>Source: Louisiana State Legislature


Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:404. Establishment of programs of substance abuse

A. Each city and parish school board shall establish and maintain in every school such grade appropriate programs of alcohol, drug, and substance abuse prevention, education, information, and counseling as are developed by the section on drug free schools and communities, and approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for inclusion in the school program as required in Subsection B of this Section.

B. (1) The state superintendent of education, with the approval of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, shall develop, furnish to local school boards, and coordinate the implementation of the programs required by this Section. Such programs shall be included in the school program such that every student in grades kindergarten through nine is involved for a minimum of sixteen contact hours every school year and every student in grades ten through twelve is involved for a minimum of eight contact hours every school year. The required minimum contact hours shall be incorporated into a comprehensive school health program. Each city and parish school system shall enact policies and procedures for implementation of such programs in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
<a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx”>Source: Louisiana State Legislature


Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part LXXIX §1303. Abuse

Each school is encouraged to include in the curriculum a program of substance abuse prevention.

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