Substance Abuse Prevention - 2167

Mukilteo School District
Instruction - Series 2000
Substance Abuse Prevention - 2167

The Board recognizes that the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other controlled or harmful substances including anabolic steroids is a societal problem and may impair the normal development, well-being and academic performance of students. To ensure the safety, health and well-being of all students, the Board is committed to the development of programs which emphasize the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco use as well as needed intervention, and corrective actions. Programs will address the legal, social and health consequences and provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure. Programs will be age-appropriate and developmentally based for all students.

The Superintendent or designee will develop and implement activities to assess the scope of the problem of the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and continue programs that can effectively reduce the impact on student learning. Throughout the school year, the District will meet with its intervention specialists and review the effectiveness of its programs.

When it is determined that a student has broken any school rule regarding drugs, alcohol and/or any other controlled or harmful substances, the parent(s) or guardian(s) and the student will be notified and the student will be subject to corrective action as outlined in Board Policy 3241.

Further, drug and/or alcohol assessments and treatment may be set as conditions for the student to return to school prior to the end of the exclusion. The District will provide, upon request from the student or their parents/guardians, a list of counseling resources.

Cross References:

Board Policy 3241 - Classroom Management, Discipline, and Corrective Action

Legal References:

RCW 28A.170.010 through .070 Substance Abuse Awareness Program
RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
RCW 28A.170.075 Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention, Findings — Intent
Amendments of 1989 Drug-free Schools and
20 U.S.C. 3171 et seq. Community Act


Adoption Date: June 8, 1998
Amended: May 9, 2005
Revised: April 18, 2022