State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.
Minnesota Statutes 121A.25 Chemical abuse preassessment teams; definitions
Subdivision 1. Applicability. — The definitions in this section apply to sections 121A.26 to 121A.29 and 121A.61, subdivision 3.
Subd. 2. Controlled substances. — “Controlled substances” means the term as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 4, and “marijuana” as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 9.
Subd. 3. Chemical abuse. — “Chemical abuse” means use of any psychoactive or mood-altering chemical substance, without compelling medical reason, in a manner that induces mental, emotional, or physical impairment and causes socially dysfunctional or socially disordering behavior, to the extent that the minor’s normal functioning in academic, school, or social activities is chronically impaired.
Subd. 4. Teachers. — “Teachers” has the meaning given it in section 122A.15, subdivision 1.
Minnesota Statutes 121A.26 School preassessment teams.
Every public school, and every nonpublic school that participates in a school district chemical abuse program shall establish a chemical abuse preassessment team. The preassessment team must be composed of classroom teachers, administrators, and to the extent they exist in each school, school nurse, school counselor or psychologist, social worker, chemical abuse specialist, and other appropriate professional staff. The superintendents or their designees shall designate the team members in the public schools. The preassessment team is responsible for addressing reports of chemical abuse problems and making recommendations for appropriate responses to the individual reported cases. Within 45 days after receiving an individual reported case, the preassessment team shall make a determination whether to provide the student and, in the case of a minor, the student’s parents with information about school and community services in connection with chemical abuse. Data may be disclosed without consent in health and safety emergencies pursuant to section 13.32 and applicable federal law and regulations.
Minnesota Statutes 121A.61 Discipline and removal of students from class
Subd. 3. Policy components.— The policy must include at least the following components:
(m) procedures for detecting and addressing chemical abuse problems of a student while on the school premises.
Minnesota Statutes 126C.44 Safe schools levy
(a) Each district may make a levy on all taxable property located within the district for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum amount which may be levied for all costs under this section shall be equal to $ 36 multiplied by the district’s adjusted pupil units for the school year. The proceeds of the levy must be reserved and used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and counties who contract with the district for the following purposes:
(2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in section 609.101, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools.
Minnesota Statutes 145.958 Youth violence prevention
Subd. 2.Violence prevention programs for at-risk youth.
(c) Violence prevention programs may include, but are not limited to:
(2) job placement and support;
(3) youth violence prevention training;
(4) parent and family intervention and teaching parenting skills;
(5) school-related initiative involving police liaison officers, youth leadership, peer mediation systems, after-school activities, and intervention in truancy cases;
(6) chemical dependency and mental health intervention, screening, and assessment;
Minnesota Statutes 256.995 School-linked services for at-risk children and youth
Subd. 3. Services. The program must be designed not to duplicate existing programs, but to enable schools to collaborate with county social service agencies and county health boards and with local public and private providers to assure that at-risk children and youth receive health care, mental health services, family drug and alcohol counseling, and needed social services. Screenings and referrals under this program shall not duplicate screenings under section 121A.17.
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