ERIC Number: ED353522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Virginia Plan for Drug-Free Schools. Report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia.
Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
It was requested that the Virginia Crime Commission develop a plan for drug-free schools that could be distributed to Virginia's local education agencies. Meetings were held to examine the key issues relating to developing drug-free environments in the public schools. Four issues were identified as critical to reducing the availability of drugs in schools and to providing assistance to students with substance abuse problems and a total of 10 recommendations were made in these areas. In the area of school drug policies it was recommended that training be offered on the importance of writing drug policies which conform to federal and state laws and local school divisions should appoint expert advisory committees. In the area of search and seizure on school policies it was recommended that school employees receive adequate training in laws pertaining to schools and that local school division officials should meet regularly with local law enforcement officials. In the area of drug-free zones on school properties it was recommended that information be provided on the drug-free zone law as it pertains to schools; and that changes be made in the posting, purchase, and provision of drug-free school signs. In the area of student assistance programs it was recommended that local school divisions should be encouraged to develop student assistance programs and that the Drug Policy Office of the Governor expand its student assistance programs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia