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Drug Free School Policy

The Hattiesburg Public School District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or

distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on school campuses or as

part of any of its activities.

The district strives to be drug free because drug use/abuse limits academic performance,

hinders maturity, and affects social and emotional development. The district does not tolerate

the use or possession of alcoholic beverages, prescription drugs used improperly, marijuana, or

other controlled substances. The district encourages the appropriate education of all students in

the prevention of drug use, the development of community resources in providing drug free

activities, the enforcement of all laws against drug use and possession, and the referral to

treatment when necessary. The Hattiesburg Public School District will impose disciplinary

sanctions on students and employees consistent with local, state and federal laws.

Students in Hattiesburg Schools may be tested for alcohol or drug impairment if the school

administrator has a reasonable belief that the student is impaired or under the influence of drugs

or alcohol. See School Board Policy JCBJD for details.