Alaska - Alcohol and Drug-use Prohibitions or Restrictions: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.

Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 14.33.120 School disciplinary and safety program.

(a)  Each governing body shall adopt a written school disciplinary and safety program. The program required under this subsection must be made available to students, parents, legal guardians, and the public and include written

  • (1)  standards for student behavior and safety that reflect community standards and that include, at a minimum, basic requirements for respect and honesty; standards required under this paragraph must be developed and periodically reviewed with the collaboration of members of each school, parents, legal guardians, teachers, and other persons responsible for the students at a school; a governing body may require that standards developed under this paragraph be consistent for all schools in an attendance area or the district;
  • (2)  standards relating to when a teacher is authorized to remove a student from the classroom for
    • (A)  failure to follow student behavior and safety standards; or
    • (B)  behavior described under AS 14.30.045(1) or (2);
  • (3)  procedures for notifying teachers of dangerous students consistent with AS 47.12.310(b);
  • (4)  standards relating to when a teacher, teacher’s assistant, or other person responsible for students is authorized to use reasonable and appropriate force to maintain classroom safety and discipline as described under AS 11.81.430(a)(2);
  • (5)  policies necessary to comply with provisions of state and federal law, including 20 U.S.C. 1400 — 1482 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act);
  • (6)  standards to address needs of students for whom mental health or substance abuse may be a contributing factor to noncompliance with the school disciplinary and safety program;

Alaska Statutes 2017 Section 14.20.680 Required alcohol and drug related disabilities training.

(a) A school district or regional educational attendance area shall train each teacher, administrator, counselor, and specialist on the needs of individual students who have alcohol or drug related disabilities. The training must utilize the best available educational technology and include an overview of medical and psychological characteristics associated with alcohol or drug related disabilities, family issues, and the specific educational needs of students with alcohol or drug related disabilities.
(b) A school district or regional educational attendance area shall provide the training required under (a) of this section on a schedule adopted by the governing body of a school district or regional educational attendance area.

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