student and parent/guardian have a choice between Action A or Action B. Elementary Second and Subsequent Violation: Action C Middle School First Violation: Action E Middle School Second or any Subsequent Violation: Action E that includes long-term suspension up to 365 days High School First Violation: Action F High School Second or any Subsequent Violation: Action F that includes long-term suspension up to 365 days 7. “ Marijuana ” – means any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis whether growing or not, its seeds or resin; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Whether the offense is a first or subsequent violation for possession, distribution, use and/or under the influence the student will be expelled. In accordance with VA Code § 22.1-277.08, the DRHO will conduct a preliminary review of the incident and may determi ne, based on the facts of the particular case, that special circumstances exist and that another disciplinary action is appropriate. Nothing herein shall prohibit the permanent expulsion of such a student.
Page 42 If and only if special circumstances are deemed to exist by the DRHO in his/her sole discretion, the following disciplinary actions will apply instead of mandatory expulsion: Elementary School Violation: Action C Middle School First Violation: Action E Middle School Second or any Subsequent Violation: Action E that includes long-term suspension up to 365 days High School First Violation: Action F High School Second or any Subsequent Violation: Action F that includes long-term suspension up to 365 days 8. “ Nonprescription and/or Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug ” – By definition OTC is considered nonprescription medication. As a matter or routine, OTC, homeopathic, and herbal medications will not be administered by school personnel at any time. A parent may come to their student’s school and administer it themselves or the middle/high school student may self-administer these substances following the guidelines for self-administration of non-prescription medications. Failure to adhere to the OTC regulation may be considered a violation of the substance abuse policy. (See ACPSAM, Regulation 7.700) Suspension from School - A student may be suspended from school for violation of a regulation as set forth in the VA Code §§§22.1-277, 22.1-277.04, and 22.1-277.05. A student shall not be permitted to participate in any school-sponsored activities while suspended. The principal may impose up to a ten-day suspension as deemed appropriate. A recommendation for suspension of ten days or more or expulsion will be forwarded to the DRHO or Discipline Committee. Regularly scheduled school days that have been cancelled by the Superintendent due to unforeseen circumstances do not count toward completing the assigned out-of-school suspension.
- Fall '18
- secondary school students