Virginia - Alcohol and Drug-use Intervention Programs: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

Virginia Administrative Code 8VAC20-560-10. Reportable Incidents.

The principal of each public school shall collect and maintain information on the following events which occur on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity, and shall report the information semi-annually to the division superintendent on dates established by the superintendent. The division superintendent shall submit annually to the Department of Education, on forms provided by the department, an aggregate report of such incidents on or before the last day of October.

  1. Incidences of crime and violence.

    • a. Physical battery.
    • (1) On school personnel by students.
    • (2) On students by students.
    • (3) On students by persons other than students.
    • b. Sexual battery.
    • (1) On school personnel by students.
    • (2) On students by students.
    • (3) On students by persons other than students.
    • c. Homicides.
    • (1) On school personnel by students.
    • (2) On students by students.
    • (3) On students by persons other than students.
    • d. Possession of weapons.
    • e. Possession of alcohol.
    • f. Possession of drugs.
    • g. Possession of tobacco products.
  2. Students involved in incident of crime and violence.

    • a. Total number of students involved in physical assaults.
    • (1) Perpetrator (categorized by grade and gender).
    • (2) Victims (categorized by grade and gender).
    • b. Total number of students involved in sexual battery.
    • (1) Perpetrator (categorized by grade and gender).
    • (2) Victims (categorized by grade and gender).
    • c. Total number of students involved in homicides.
    • (1) Perpetrator (categorized by grade and gender).
    • (2) Victims (categorized by grade and gender).
    • d. Total number of students involved in possession of weapons (categorized by grade and gender).
    • e. Total number of students involved in possession of alcohol (categorized by grade and gender).
    • f. Total number of students referred (by self or others) for assistance with substance abuse problems (categorized by grade and gender).
    • g. Total number of students involved in possession of drugs (categorized by grade and gender).

Code of Virginia § 22.1-277.2:1. Disciplinary authority of school boards under certain circumstances; alternative education program.

A. A school board may, in accordance with the procedures set forth in this article, require any student who has been (i) charged with an offense relating to the Commonwealth's laws, or with a violation of school board policies, on weapons, alcohol or drugs, or intentional injury to another person, or with an offense that is required to be disclosed to the superintendent of the school division pursuant to subsection G of § 16.1-260; (ii) found guilty or not innocent of an offense relating to the Commonwealth's laws on weapons, alcohol, or drugs, or of a crime that resulted in or could have resulted in injury to others, or of an offense that is required to be disclosed to the superintendent of the school division pursuant to subsection G of § 16.1-260; (iii) found to have committed a serious offense or repeated offenses in violation of school board policies; (iv) suspended pursuant to § 22.1-277.05; or (v) expelled pursuant to § 22.1-277.06, 22.1-277.07, or 22.1-277.08, or subsection C of § 22.1-277, to attend an alternative education program. A school board may require such student to attend such programs regardless of where the crime occurred. School boards may require any student who has been found, in accordance with the procedures set forth in this article, to have been in possession of, or under the influence of, drugs or alcohol on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity in violation of school board policies, to undergo evaluation for drug or alcohol abuse, or both, and, if recommended by the evaluator and with the consent of the student's parent, to participate in a treatment program.

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