Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

Policy JICI: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use by Students Prohibited

Home 5 Policy JICI: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use by Students Prohibited

A student shall not, regardless of the quantity, use or consume, possess, buy or sell, or give away any beverage containing alcohol; any tobacco product, including vapor/E-cigarettes; marijuana; steroids; or any controlled substance. The School Committee prohibits the use or consumption by students of alcohol, tobacco products, or drugs (hereby defined as controlled substances or misuse of prescription drugs) on school property or at any school function.

Additionally, any student who is under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages prior to, or during, attendance at or participation in a school-sponsored activity, will be barred from that activity and may be subject to disciplinary action.

This policy shall be posted on the district’s website and notice shall be provided to all students and parents of this policy in accordance with state law. Additionally, the district shall file a copy of this policy with DESE in accordance with law in a manner requested by DESE.

LEGAL REFS: M.G.L.71:2A; 71:96; 272:40A

REFS:             GBECA:  Personnel: Alcohol and Drug Testing

                        IHAMC: Teaching about Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs



Approved by Regional SC:  January 10, 2017