State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-127-2. Duty of school administrators.
It is the duty of the principal of a public elementary or secondary school, or his or her designee, and the chief administrative officer of a private elementary or secondary school or a public or private community college, college, or university, or his or her designee, to report to the municipal police department or office of the county sheriff of the municipality or county where the school is located violations of Section 5.2 of the Cannabis Control Act [720 ILCS 550/5.2], violations of Section 401 [720 ILCS 570/401] and subsection (b) of Section 407 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570/407], and violations of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act [720 ILCS 646/1 et seq.] occurring in a school, on the real property comprising any school, on a public way within 1,000 feet of a school, or in any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a school related activity within 48 hours of becoming aware of the incident.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-22.10a. Inspection for drugs.
School boards are empowered to adopt a policy to authorize school officials to request the assistance of law enforcement officials for the purpose of conducting reasonable searches of school grounds and lockers for illegal drugs, including searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-27.1B Reporting drug-related incidents in schools
(a) In this Section:
- “Drug” means “cannabis” as defined under subsection (a) of Section 3 of the Cannabis Control Act [720 ILCS 550/3], “narcotic drug” as defined under subsection (aa) of Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570/102], or “methamphetamine” as defined under Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act [720 ILCS 646/10].
- “School” means any public or private elementary or secondary school.
(b) Upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal report from any school personnel regarding a verified incident involving drugs in a school or on school owned or leased property, including any conveyance owned, leased, or used by the school for the transport of students or school personnel, the superintendent or his or her designee, or other appropriate administrative officer for a private school, shall report all such drug-related incidents occurring in a school or on school property to the local law enforcement authorities immediately and to the Department of State Police in a form, manner, and frequency as prescribed by the Department of State Police.
(c) The State Board of Education shall receive an annual statistical compilation and related data associated with drug-related incidents in schools from the Department of State Police. The State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-34-18.12. Inspection for drugs.
The Board of Education is empowered to authorize school officials to request the assistance of law enforcement officials for the purpose of conducting reasonable searches of school grounds and lockers for illegal drugs, including searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.
Safe at School: A Resource Manual for Self Assessment, Planning and Training to Improve School Safety
Document addresses requirement that schools have policies in place that prohibit possession, sale or use of alcohol or illicit drugs or non-medical use of prescriptions medication on school grounds or at school-related events.