State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.
Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 160-4-8.15. Student Discipline
(i) Each local board of education shall approve Tribunal Training Provider(s).
(j) Each local board of education shall make available to all Qualified Student Discipline Hearing Officers and Disciplinary Tribunal or Panel Members the initial and ongoing tribunal training course prior to the individual(s) serving in such capacity. The local board of education shall ensure initially trained student discipline hearing officers and disciplinary tribunal or panel members undergo continuing education so as to continue to serve in such capacity.
(k) Each local board of education shall observe Georgia law in developing and implementing disciplinary hearings held by a disciplinary hearing officer, disciplinary panel, or disciplinary tribunal pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751 through § 20-2-759 including the ability to honor disciplinary orders of private schools and other public schools/school systems pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-751.2.
- Disciplinary hearings shall be held no later than ten school days after the beginning of the student's suspension unless the school system and parents or guardians mutually agree to an extension.
- Any teacher who is called as a witness by the school system shall be given notice no later than three days prior to the hearing.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-751.5. Student Code of conduct; safety rules on school buses; distribution
(a) Each student code of conduct shall contain provisions that address the following conduct of students during school hours, at school related functions, and on the school bus in a manner that is appropriate to the age of the student:
- (13) Unlawful use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol