State law requires districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.
Oregon Administrative Rules 581-022-2045 Prevention Education in Drugs and Alcohol
(1) Each school district shall develop a comprehensive plan for alcohol and drug abuse prevention program which shall include, but not limited to:
- (a) Instruction in the effects of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances as an integral part of the district's K12 comprehensive health education program. In addition, at least annually, all high school students, grades 9-12 shall receive age-appropriate instruction about drug and alcohol prevention
- (A) The age-appropriate curriculum for this instruction shall:
- (i) Emphasize prevention strategies;
- (ii) Be reviewed and updated annually to reflect current research; and
- (iii) Be consistent with State Board adopted Health Education Academic Content Standard.
- (B) Basic information shall include:
- (i) The effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, including anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing and controlled substances
- (ii) All laws relating to the use, especially by minors, of alcohol and other illegal drugs; and
- (iii) The availability of school and community resources.
- (C) The instructional program shall include activities which will assist students in developing and reinforcing skills to:
- (i) Understand and manage peer pressure;
- (ii) Understand the consequences of consuming alcohol and other drugs;
- (iii) Make informed and responsible decisions; and
- (iv) Motivate students to adopt positive attitudes towards health and wellness.
- (b) A public information program for students, parents, and district staff; and
- (c) Policies, rules, and procedures which:
- (A) Include a philosophy statement relating to drug-free schools and the established tobacco-free policies and procedures for students, staff and visitors.
- (B) Define the nature and extent of the district's program, including a plan to access and use federal funds;
- (C) State that alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by student is illegal and harmful;
- (D) In accordance with OAR 581-021-0050 and 581-021-0055, indicate the consequences for using and/or selling alcohol and other drugs, including the specific rule of the school as it relates to law enforcement agencies;
- (E) Describe the district's intervention and referral procedures, including those for drug-related medical emergencies;
- (F) Indicate clearly that the school district's jurisdiction includes all school sponsored events including student activities; and
- (G) Are reviewed and updated annually.
(2) The district's drug and alcohol prevention and intervention program shall be approved by the school district board after consultation from parents, teachers, school administrators, local community agencies, and persons from the health or alcohol and drug service community who are knowledgeable of the latest research information.
(3) Staff development in the district shall:
- (a) Inform all staff of the district plan and their responsibilities within that plan; and
- (b) Provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention education to all staff.
Oregon Revised Statutes 336.222 District policy and plan; content
In accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, each district school board shall adopt a comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse policy and implementation plan, including but not limited to: (1) Alcohol and drug abuse prevention curriculum and public information programs addressing students, parents, teachers, administrators and school board members; (2) The nature and extent of the district’s expectation of intervention with students who appear to have drug or alcohol abuse problems; (3) The extent of the district’s alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention programs; and (4) The district’s strategy to gain access to federal funds available for drug abuse prevention programs.
Preliminary Recommendations Scope and Framework of the Comprehensive Addiction, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Plan
This document outlines the larger state plan to reduce alcohol and drug abuse within the state. It includes specific items for school prevention initiatives.