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

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

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

Georgia Administrative Code 160-4-8.15. Student Discipline

(2) REQUIREMENTS.

  • (a) Each local board of education shall adopt policies designed to improve the student learning environment by improving student behavior and discipline. These policies shall provide for the development of age appropriate student codes of conduct that contain the following, at a minimum:
      1. Standards for student behavior during school hours, at school-related functions, on school buses, and at school bus stops designed to create the expectation that students will behave themselves in such a way so as to facilitate a learning environment for themselves and other students, respect each other and school district employees, obey student behavior policies adopted by the local board of education, and obey student behavior rules established by individual schools;
      1. Verbal assault, including threatening violence, of teachers, administrators, and other school personnel;
      1. Physical assault or battery of teachers, administrators or other school personnel;
      1. Disrespectful conduct toward teachers, administrators, other school personnel, persons attending school related functions or other students, including use of vulgar or profane language;
      1. Verbal assault of other students, including threatening violence or sexual harassment as defined pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;
      1. Sexual harassment as defined pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or physical assault or battery of other students.
      1. Guidelines and consequences resulting from failure to comply with compulsory attendance as required under O.C.G.A § 20-2-690.1;
      1. Willful or malicious damage to real or personal property of the school or to personal property of any person legitimately at the school;
      1. Inciting, advising, or counseling of others to engage in prohibited acts;
      1. Marking, defacing or destroying school property or the property of another student;
      1. Possession of a weapon, as provided for in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1;
      1. Unlawful use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol;
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