ERIC Number: ED112520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Developing School Drug Policy: A Guide for Administrators.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
This administrator's guide is intended to aid local school administrators who formulate policies and procedures for dealing with drug-involved students. The guide suggests alternatives for those engaged in such policy-making rather than mandating a single course of action for all school districts. The guide is not intended to limit a community's prerogative to determine its own rules and regulations under existing state and federal law. Drug policies should be flexible and possess a high degree of individual application, as simplified, rigid, and general policies are frequently unworkable. Any action designed to help students meet and cope with their problems must steer a course between two concerns: what is best for the individual and what is most desirable for the total school population. In the sections on individual topics--the role of school personnel with respect to confidentiality, pupil records, the school's relationship with the police, student rights, procedures regarding suspension and expulsion, and procedures regarding readmission--an attempt is made to state the issue clearly, to refer to pertinent law, to suggest possible approaches to policy, and to explain, where necessary, the reasons for the approaches taken. A sample school policy is appended. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Confidentiality, Discipline, Drug Abuse, Due Process, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Police School Relationship, Policy Formation, Principals, Rehabilitation, School Policy, Search and Seizure, Student Records, Student Rights, Suspension
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.