8570 – Drug Free School And Campus


The Grand Island Public Schools is concerned about the academic growth and the personal welfare of every person associated with the schools. The use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other illicit drugs can seriously interfere with one's health and academic functioning.

It shall be the policy of the Grand Island Public Schools, in addition to standards of student conduct elsewhere adopted by Board policy or administrative regulation, to prohibit the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol, including displaying evidence of intoxication, on school premises or as a part of any of the school's activities. Further, the student use or distribution of tobacco products shall be prohibited on school premises or during activities. This shall include regular school hours or after school hours at school sponsored activities on school premises, and at school sponsored activities off school premises.

For the purposes of this policy, "tobacco products" include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarette paper, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, pipes, vapor products, alternative nicotine products, tobacco product look-alikes, and products intended to replicate tobacco products either by appearance or effect, or any similar product or device that can be used to ingest tobacco.

GIPS Board Policy Reference: 6232-SMOKING ON PREMISES BY STAFF MEMBERS/VISITORS
6233-DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
8570-DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND CAMPUS

Legal Reference: 34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (Drug Free Schools and Community Act)
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-401, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-1418
Neb. Rev. Stat. §53-101, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-267

First Reading Policy Revision: July 16, 1990
Second and Final Reading: August 13, 1990
Policy Revision Adopted: August 13, 1990
Policy Revised: 5-10-93
Policy Revised: 10-6-97
Policy Revised: 04-12-2012
Policy Revised: 08.14.2014