Wisconsin - 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.

Wisconsin Statutes 125.09 General restrictions.

(2) Possession of alcohol beverages on school grounds prohibited.

  • (a) In this subsection:
      1. “Motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle owned, rented or consigned to a school.
      1. “School” means a public school, a parochial or private school, or a tribal school, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m), which provides an educational program for one or more grades between grades 1 and 12 and which is commonly known as an elementary school, middle school, junior high school, senior high school, or high school.
      1. “School administrator” means the person designated by the governing body of a school as ultimately responsible for the ordinary operations of a school.
      1. “School premises” means premises owned, rented or under the control of a school.
  • (b) Except as provided by par. (c) no person may possess or consume alcohol beverages:
      1. On school premises;
      1. In a motor vehicle, if a pupil attending the school is in the motor vehicle; or
      1. While participating in a school-sponsored activity.
  • (c) Alcohol beverages may be possessed or consumed on school premises, in motor vehicles or by participants in school-sponsored activities if specifically permitted in writing by the school administrator consistent with applicable laws, ordinances and school board policies.
  • (d) A person who violates this subsection is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $200, except that ss. 125.07 (4) (c) and (d) and 938.344 provide the penalties applicable to underage persons.
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