To Assure Academic and Personal Success For Each Child

Zero Tolerance

In order to ensure safe and secure learning environments free of drugs, drug paraphernalia, violence, and dangerous weapons, it is necessary to impose swift, certain and severe disciplinary sanctions on any student who violates certain standards regarding drugs and violence.

Students are prohibited from bringing a drug, drug paraphernalia or dangerous weapon* onto a school bus, onto school property, or to any school event or activity.

Students are prohibited from being under the influence of a drug while on a school bus, on school property, or while attending any school event or activity.

Students are prohibited from possessing a drug, drug paraphernalia, or a dangerous weapon while on a school bus, on school property, or while attending any school event or activity.

Students are prohibited from battering, assaulting, or threatening to assault a teacher, principal, administrator, employee, student, or other person while on a school bus, on school property, or while attending any school event or activity.

Zero Tolerance

Any student who unlawfully uses or possesses any narcotic or stimulant drug, prescription drug, or any other controlled substance, or who uses or possesses a firearm, or who commits battery upon any teacher, principal, administrator or other employee in violation of this policy shall be expelled from school, including any alternative school established under T.C.A. ¶49-6-3402, for a period of not less than one (1) calendar year. Under the provisions of state law, the Director of Schools may modify any such expulsion on a case-by-case basis.

Under the Board’s Zero Tolerance Policy for these types of misconduct, the student shall be promptly reported to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Terms used in this policy shall have the meanings assigned in Tennessee Code Annotated
¶49-6-4201–4216 and ¶49-6-3401.

*See TCA ¶39-17-1309