BUSD Youth Substance Abuse Frequently Asked Questions
Do BUSD schools allow students to have tobacco, cannabis, and electronic cigarettes on school campuses?
BUSD Board Policy 5131.62 prohibits possession or use of any tobacco or cannabis product including those in electronic devices like vapes on school campuses, at school sponsored events, or while under the supervision of district employees. The exception would be students who possess prescription products.
How does BUSD support students that need to take prescription medication?
For students needing prescription medication during the school day, parents and guardians work with the health office at their child’s school to ensure administration of prescription medication is done so safely and with as minimal interruption to instruction as possible. BP 5141.21 and AR 5141.21
What happens if a student has drugs at school that are not prescribed for medical use?
Under the law, all schools in California must suspend students from school or recommend expulsion from school if a student possesses or sells drugs, including alcohol, cannabis, or tobacco on campus.
Do BUSD schools teach drug prevention education?
At all grade levels, students receive instruction on the skills that can reduce and avoid risk-taking behaviors like substance abuse. At the high school level, students receive instruction on substance misuse and abuse through the health education classes. Also, all schools in the district are implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) schoolwide strategies that foster safe and healthy behaviors.
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