ERIC Number: ED296238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Developing Chemical Health Policies and Procedures.
Spang, Bruce P.
This document was written to help school officials and staff in implementing local comprehensive chemical dependency prevention programs. It presents guidelines which are meant to encourage the development of comprehensive written policies regarding chemical use, abuse, and dependency. Some basic information about chemical use and abuse is included to help school officials appreciate and use the guidelines. The guidelines are presented in five parts. Part I deals with chemical abuse by school employees and includes a 12-point sample employee policy. Part II concerns chemical use and abuse by students. This part contains a statement of principles for developing student policy and presents a balanced approach of disciplinary action and voluntary referral. Part III discusses adoption of appropriate policies for students, describing the review, approval and dissemination, and monitoring phases involved in the policy adoption. Part IV presents a sample student policy for elementary and secondary schools. It contains sections on rules, roles of school staff, chemical use and abuse by students, and the role of a student assistance team. Part V presents sample administrative procedures and includes junior high and high school administrative procedures, elementary administrative procedures, and sections on chemical use and abuse by students at school functions and the violation of liquor enforcement laws on serving minors. Twenty-eight references are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Alcohol and Drug Education Services.