Alcohol and Other Drug Sanctions

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The sanctions listed above may be applied in addition to the alcohol and substance use prevention educational sanctions identified below.

“AlcoholEdu for Sanctions” An online interactive alcohol and drug education program.

“BASICS 1:1” A single‑session, individualized intervention based in Motivational Interviewing for alcohol and other drugs using a multi‑faceted individual feedback report to inform behavior modification and goal‑setting.

“BASICS+” A four‑session, individualized intervention based in Motivational Interviewing for alcohol and other drugs using a multi‑faceted individual feedback report to inform behavior modification and goal‑setting.

“Formal AOD Assessment” Formal assessment conducted by trained, licensed clinical staff regarding problematic use of alcohol and/or other drugs. Includes referral to additional services/resources as indicated.

“Parental Notification” In all instances of alcohol and other drug violations, a student’s parents will be contacted by mail and/or phone.

The following guidelines serve as a framework for use of the above identified alcohol and other drug offenses sanctions or programs. The Hearing Officer may use discretion to modify or add sanctions as deemed appropriate by the hearing officer in his/her discretion.

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Charge First Offense Susequent Offense(s)
Low-level alcohol and other drug violations:
– Unauthorized Containers
– Purchase or Attempt to Purchase while Underage
– Underage Possession and/or Consumption
– Public Display
– Drinking Games
Possession of Alcohol or other Drug ParaphernaliaNon-criminal possession of illegal drugs (e.g., typically less than 1.5 ounces marijuana)
– AlcoholEdu for Sanctions
– Drug testing, if applicable
– Ethics Course
– Outcome-based reflection
– Parental Notification
– Peer-to-Peer Conversation Program
– BASICS 1:1 (if student has already completed BASICS Group this year) and any recommended follow‐up from BASICS facilitator (could include formal AOD assessment if BASICS reveals high‐level use concerns)
– BASICS Group and any recommended follow‐up from BASICS facilitator (could include formal AOD assessment if BASICS reveals high‐level use concerns)
– Disciplinary Probation
– Drug testing
– Ethics Course
– Outcome-based reflection
– Parental Notification
– Peer-to-Peer Conversation Program
Mid-level alcohol and other drug violations:
– Alcohol Misuse (when involving hospitalization)
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– BASICS 1:1 and any recommended follow‐up from BASICS facilitator (could include formal AOD assessment if BASICS reveals high‐level use concerns)
– BASICS+ (if student has already completed BASICS 1:1 this year) and any recommended follow‐up from BASICS facilitator (could include formal AOD assessment if BASICS reveals high‐level use concerns)
– Disciplinary probation
– Drug testing, if applicable
– Ethics Course
– Outcome-based reflection
– Parental Notification
– Peer-to-Peer Conversation Program
– Activities Suspension
– Suspension Withheld
– Drug testing
– Ethics Course
– Housing Restrictions
– Outcome-based reflection
– Parental Notification
– Peer-to-Peer Conversation Program
– Substance Use Assessment. AOD Assessment with referral to appropriate level of care (includes BASICS Group, BASICS 1:1, BASICS+, or treatment services as indicated)
– Suspension
High-level alcohol and other drug violations:
– Driving While Impaired
– Illegal drug use (IV drug, crack, heroin, or methamphetamine use)
Criminal Possession of Illegal Drugs, Prescription and/or Over-the-Counter Medication
– Sale or Distribution of Illegal Drugs, Prescription and/or Over-the-Counter Medication
– Activities Suspension
– Disciplinary probation
– Drug testing
– Ethics Course
– Housing restrictions
– Parental Notification
– Substance Use Assessment. AOD Assessment with referral to appropriate level of care (includes BASICS Group, BASICS 1:1, BASICS+, or treatment services as indicated)
– Suspension
– Suspension Withheld
– Expulsion

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