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Updated: Feb 5, 2021

NEPN/NSBA Code:  JJJ

EXTRACURRICULAR SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY


This policy applies to participation in extracurricular activities only. 


The use, possession, sale, transportation, solicitation and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or of any scheduled drugs and tobacco as defined are strictly prohibited.  This policy is not limited to school property or to transportation to and from school events and includes any school related activity. Students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to the following consequences and may also face additional disciplinary action as defined in the MSAD #60 Substance Abuse Policy. Students are encouraged to seek help for substance abuse related problems or incidents.  To the degree legally possible, such meetings between students and the counselor will be maintained on a confidential basis.


VIOLATIONS: Athletics


First Infraction – The first infraction of any of the above, as determined by the school administration and after due process, shall result in:


A. A four (4) week suspension (28 days) from participation in all athletic and extra- curricular activities concurrent with any suspension provided in the System-Wide Code of Conduct.


The suspension will begin on the date of the incident or the date that the incident was discovered, whichever is later.


The suspension will include a minimum of one game, contest or performance.


B. After two (2) weeks (14 days), students may be able to practice.  Students may not, however, participate in games, competitions or performances.  Prior to this, students may have zero contact with their team.


C. Students must comply with conditions set forth from the school’s administration and attend a minimum of three (3) counseling sessions through a designated school Counselor before he/she will be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activity.  The student and his/her parent/guardian must attend one of the three sessions.


D. Students will be ineligible to receive individual honors or awards from the school activity, but will be allowed to receive a letter or certificate if he/she fulfills criteria established by the coach/advisor.


E. Students shall forfeit leadership positions for that particular season.


Second Infraction:  A second infraction of the above, as determined by the school administration, and after due process, will result in:


A. Permanent suspension from all athletic teams for the remainder of that season and/or from all extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the school year, concurrent with any suspension provided for in the System-Wide Code of Conduct.


B. Interscholastic ineligibility for the next two competitive seasons as defined by the Maine Principal’s Association.


C. Student must comply with conditions set forth from the school’s administration and attend a minimum of three (3) counseling sessions through a designated school Counselor before he/she will be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activity.   


D. Student will be ineligible for awards.


Referral Procedures:  The referral process exists for students to seek help safely for themselves (self-referral) or for other students (concerned-person referral) whom they suspect or know are involved with tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or the misuse of legal substances.  On the first report of either type of referral (self or concerned-person) the student receives help and will be subject to a 50% suspension policy. (1st Referral – 14 days).  The Athletic Director will follow up concerned-person referrals with a thorough investigation.


Additional Substance Abuse Prevention Policies.  At his/her own discretion, a coach or advisor may check or inspect backpacks, gym bags, and duffel bags.  The coach/advisor may exclude from the trip any student who refuses to comply. SMOKING AND OTHER USES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS are prohibited on school property including transportation to, from and during activities.  This policy applies to participation in extra-curricular activities only. The use, possession, sale, transportation, solicitation, and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or any scheduled drugs or tobacco may also bring additional disciplinary action as defined in the MSAD #60 Substance Abuse Policy.


Suspensions will carry over from season to season and year to year.


- Should the suspension carry over from one season to the next, students will be allowed to try out for the activity.  Suspension would then continue once the student has been selected to participate in the activity.


- The number of days between the end of school and beginning of the next preseason activity in the next school year shall not be counted as part of the suspension.


All violations are cumulative for a student’s entire time of attendance at Noble High School and will be monitored by the Athletic Director.


Sport season is defined according to the Maine Principal’s Association guidelines or until the activity’s end of season banquet or awards ceremony or the beginning of the next sports season, whichever comes first.


Failure to comply with the full policy may result in the student’s removal from the team or activity.


Right of Appeal – Due Process:  All athletes with formal suspensions have the right of due process as follows:

1. The violator and parent will be advised of the complaint.

2. The suspension/punishment will be set forth in writing.

3. Suspensions may be appealed by writing a letter to the Athletic Director with a copy to the Principal within four (4) days of the suspension being administered.  This letter should request a hearing with the Administrative Council. The Administrative Council will consist of the building Principal, Assistant Principal, a Dean (if applicable) and up to two faculty members.  Within five (5) days after the letter is received, the Athletic Director will notify the parents and the participant of the time and place of the appeal hearing. The council will hear both sides of the case and will take the action they consider to be in the best interests of the 

student and the school.  During the appeal procedure, the suspension shall remain in effect unless waived by the school Principal.


VIOLATIONS: OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


First Infraction – The first infraction of any of the above, as determined by the school administration and after due process, shall result in:


A. A four (4) week suspension (28 days) from participation in all extra-curricular activities concurrent with any suspension provided in the System-Wide Code of Conduct.


The suspension will begin on the date of the incident or the date that the incident was discovered, whichever is later.


B. Students must comply with conditions set forth from the school’s administration and attend a minimum of three (3) counseling sessions through a designated school Counselor before he/she will be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activity.  The student and his/her parent/guardian must attend one of the three sessions.


C. Students will be ineligible to receive individual honors or awards from the school activity, but will be allowed to receive a letter or certificate if he/she fulfills criteria established by the coach/advisor.


Second Infraction:  A second infraction of the above, as determined by the school administration, and after due process, will result in:


A. Permanent suspension from all extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the school year, concurrent with any suspension provided for in the System-Wide Code of Conduct.


B. Student must comply with conditions set forth from the school’s administration and attend a minimum of three (3) counseling sessions through a designated school Counselor before he/she will be allowed to participate in any extra-curricular activity.  


C. Student will be ineligible for awards.


Referral Procedures:  The referral process exists for students to seek help safely for themselves (self-referral) or for other students (concerned-person referral) whom they suspect or know are involved with tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or the misuse of legal substances.  On the first report of either type of referral (self or concerned-person) the student receives help and will be subject to a 50% suspension policy. (14 days.)


Additional Substance Abuse Prevention Policies.  At his/her own discretion, an advisor may check or inspect backpacks, gym bags, and duffel bags.  The advisor may exclude from the trip any student who refuses to comply. SMOKING AND OTHER USES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS are prohibited on school property including transportation to, from and during activities.  This policy applies to participation in extra-curricular activities only. The use, possession, sale, transportation, solicitation, and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or any scheduled drugs or tobacco may also bring additional disciplinary action as defined in the MSAD #60 Substance Abuse Policy.


Right of Appeal – Due Process:  All students with formal suspensions have the right of due process as follows:

1. The violator and parent will be advised of the complaint.

2. The suspension/punishment will be set forth in writing.

3. Suspensions may be appealed by writing a letter to the Principal within four (4) days of the suspension being administered.  This letter should request a hearing with the Administrative Council. The Administrative Council will consist of the building Principal, Assistant Principal, a Dean (if applicable) and up to two faculty members.  Within five (5) days after the letter is received, the Principal will notify the parents and the participant of the time and place of the appeal hearing. The council will hear both sides of the case and will take the action they consider to be in the best interests of the student and the school.  During the appeal procedure, the suspension shall remain in effect unless waived by the school Principal.


This policy applies to participation in extracurricular activities only.  The use, possession, sale, transportation and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or any scheduled drugs or tobacco may also bring additional disciplinary action as defined in the MSAD #60 Substance Abuse Policy.


Adopted:  July 2, 2002

Revised and Adopted: June 23, 2011

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