Policy Teaching about Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
In accordance with state and federal law the SABIS® International Charter School
shall provide age-appropriate, developmentally appropriate, evidence-based alcohol, tobacco, and drug education programs in grades 5-12.
The alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention program shall address the legal, social and health consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use with emphasis on nonuse by school-age children.
The program also shall include information about effective techniques and skill development for delaying and abstaining from using as well as skills for addressing peer pressure to use alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
The objectives of this program, as stated below, are rooted in the belief that prevention requires education, and that the most important aspect of the policies and guidelines of the school would be the education of children and youth on healthy decision-making:
- To prevent, delay, and /or reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use among children and youth.
- To increase students’ understanding of the legal, social, and health consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. To teach students self-management skills, social skills, negotiation skills, and refusal skill that will help them to make healthy decision and avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
The curriculum, instructional materials, and outcomes used in this program shall be recommended and reviewed by the SBIRT team, administrators and School Board.
This policy shall be posted on the SABIS® International Charter School website and notice shall be provided to all students and parents in accordance with the state law. Additionally, the school shall file a copy of this policy with DESE in accordance with the law in a manner requested by DESE.