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Drug Testing Policy

     Drug Testing    Franklin County Schools (Subject to Funding)

Forms for Drug Policy Consent Forms and Testing can be downloaded at Resources-Forms>Forms and Permissions> located at the left in navy at the bottom of the main page.

Students who drive a car on campus, and/or involved in extracurricular activities (including clubs) are subject to drug testing.

Drug testing and policies are located in the Student Handbook (Pages 36-38)


The Franklin County Board of Education recognizes the need to
educate students regarding the physical, social and legal implication
of substance abuse. Therefore, drug and alcohol education shall be
an integral part of the school curriculum in grades K-12. The
following policies shall be enforced:
Possession, use, transfer or sale of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia,
or alcoholic beverages is prohibited on or in all school properties at
all times. "Illegal drugs" shall be defined as the use, possession of,
or sale of substances, which are prohibited by the Alabama Uniform
Controlled Substances Act. For example, no student shall use or
have in possession any alcoholic beverage while he/she is on the
school premises, under the jurisdiction of school activities or on the
way to school or a school activity.
Students found using illegal drugs and/or alcohol, in possession of,
and/or involved in the sale or transfer of illegal drugs or alcohol on
school properties shall immediately be suspended, pending a
complete investigation by local law authorities.
Note: The abuse or sale of prescription drugs will be considered
Students found guilty may be expelled. Local school principals
shall immediately report all instances of possession and /or use of
same drugs or alcohol to the local sheriff or police department,
without exception.
Local community agencies that provide assistance with substance
abuse are as follows:
Riverbend - (Substance Abuse Services) 256-332-3971 or 256-764-
Bradford Health Services - 800-879-7272 or
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services: in Birmingham - 800-292-
Bridge Treatment Center - 256-546-6324
Franklin County Juvenile Probation Officer - 256-332-8877
The Cart House - 662-324-9612
Decatur General West Behavioral Center - 256-306-4000
Drug Screening for Extra Curricular Students
For violations of this policy regarding alcohol and/or other drugs
that can be detected by a drug test, the following penalties which
will be cumulative from Grade 7 through Grade 12 shall be
a. First Offense
Upon the first violation for alcohol and/or other
drugs, the student shall be suspended from
participation for thirty days.
If the violation relates to the consumption or use of
any prohibited substance, the student cannot be
reinstated to the team or squad until he/she test
negative for any prohibited substance as a result of
an approved drug test and has approval to be
reinstated by the director of the extracurricular
activity and the Administration.
b. Second Offense
Penalty will be determined by the director of the
extracurricular activity and the Administration
The substance use/abuse policy can and will be
observed for all offenses.



                       TOBACCO Policy
The use of and/or possession of tobacco, in any form, (including ecigarettes
and vaping) is hereby prohibited on, or in, all school
property at all times, including extracurricular activities.
Extracurricular activities are those activities that occur at any time
and place that are school related and/or supervised. They include,
but are not limited to, all athletic events, proms, field trips, class
trips, academic competitions, riding of school buses for any purpose
or reason, etc.
By signing the Student Code/Conduct Handbook, students agree to
abide by the terms of this policy. If a student is found to have
violated this policy, the following disciplinary action will be taken:
st Offense of Use and/or Possession: Corporal Punishment or
In-School Suspension. (Determined by Administrator).
nd Offense of Use and/or Possession: 1 day Out of School
Suspension or 5 days In School Suspension (Determined by
rd Offense of Use and/or Possession: 5 days In School Suspension
or 2 days Out of School Suspension.
Subsequent Offenses - Determined by Administrator.