Rhode Island - 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.

Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-23.1. Model school safety plans and checklists – Development and dissemination.

The discipline of any public school student for violating a school policy relating to the possession or use of alcohol, drugs or weapons not described in § 16-21-18 of this chapter, shall be imposed on a case-by-case basis pursuant to guidelines developed and promulgated by the school committee for that district. The guidelines and any discipline imposed shall take into account the nature and circumstances of the violation and the applicability of any federal laws governing students with disabilities.

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