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Alcohol/Drug Policy

ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL DRUG POLICY

Consequences for the possession of Alcohol and/or Illegal Drugs.

1st Offense

  • 2 days of Out of School Suspension (can be reduced - see Terms and Definitions)
  • 2 days of In School Suspension
  • 60 calendar days of probation(see below for details).
  • A School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) referral will be done.
  • The student must have a professional drug/alcohol evaluation and follow the recommendations of the evaluator at the student’s expense. Pius must be given a copy of the recommendation from the evaluator.
  • A student involved in any Pius X Athletics or Activities will be suspended from the next competition/event that they are eligible to participate in.

2nd offense

  • 5 days of Out of School Suspension
  • A School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) referral will be done
  • The student must have a professional drug/alcohol evaluation and follow the recommendations of the evaluator at the student’s expense. Pius must be given a copy of the recommendation from the evaluator.
  • The student is no longer allowed to participate in Pius X Athletics or Activities or be an officer in a club or organization for one calendar year from the date of the incident.

3rd offense

  • Expulsion from Pius X High School.

***Pius X High School reserves the right to test students for illegal drug and/or alcohol use. Alcohol use may be tested by means of a breathalyzer unit either on school premises or at school sponsored events, and may be conducted by either a school official or a law enforcement officer. Drug-testing may be completed at any testing center deemed acceptable by the administration. Pius X High School will pay for the cost of the drug-testing if the results are negative; parents are responsible for the cost otherwise. Refusal to submit to alcohol or drug tests will be considered a positive test and will result in application of our Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policy.

Terms and Definitions

  • Possession is defined as consuming, handling, dispensing, being in physical control of, or knowingly in the immediate presence of illegal drugs or alcohol. Any student in a situation where illegal drugs or alcohol are present and his or her parent is not, should leave the area immediately and describe the incident to a Pius X High School administrator. By leaving the situation immediately and describing it to an administrator, the student will avoid consequence. This excludes those situations when a parent knows that a child is at an appropriate gathering with adults and minors, and that only the adults are consuming alcohol. All incidents that have occurred within the last calendar year prior to reporting will be subject to this policy.
  • Tenure of the policy extends from the date of the student's enrollment at Pius X High School until enrollment ceases due to graduation.
  • Self-Reporting is defined as a student or parent reporting the student’s violation before being approached by a school official. If the student self-reports, out-of-school-suspension (OSS) will be eliminated in the first offense and reduced by two days in the second offense.
  • Admission is defined as a student acknowledging immediately his or her own violation after being approached by a school official. If admission is given, out-of-school-suspension will be reduced by one day in the first or second offense.
  • Probation is defined as a time period in which a student is to reflect on making good choices about drugs and alcohol. The student is required to work with a mentor to complete tasks in the areas of reflection, retribution, reform, and recommitment.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG POLICY

Any prescription drug that a student may possess during the school day must be brought to the main office. A parent/guardian must sign a release (found in the main office) to allow the medicine to be distributed in the main office. For the safety of all students, prescription drugs are not to be kept in lockers, backpacks, or on their person.

TOBACCO POLICY

Smoking by students (regardless of age) on school premises or at school sponsored events is prohibited, including the smoking of e-cigs. Students found smoking or in possession of tobacco products of any kind will be fined $20.00 and will earn a detention. Repeated incidents could result in further disciplinary action including, but not limited to additional detentions, loss of privileges, and being placed on an administrative contract.

Pius X • 6000 A St. • Lincoln, NE 68510 • 402-488-0931 • Fax: 402-488-1061

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