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Board Policy

Reporting Student Substance Abuse

The board recognizes the complexity of problems which may be associated with student substance abuse. The concern is for the well-being and best interests of students at all times. Therefore, the following procedure will be utilized by instructors in reporting students who appear to be under the influence, as defined by law, of: low-point beer, alcoholic beverages, or controlled dangerous substances.

When it appears to an instructor that a student may be under the influence of low-point beer, alcoholic beverages, or controlled dangerous substances (drugs), the instructor will report the matter to the administrator in charge. Whenever possible, the instructor should attempt to obtain a corroborative observation from another instructor or administrator.

A report of the instructor will state the date, time, place and summary of the incident. It will also describe the actions of the student or other circumstances from which the instructor concluded that the student appeared to be under the influence of low-point beer, alcoholic beverages, or controlled dangerous substances.

The superintendent or his/her designee will also immediately meet with the student, and if the student is a minor, notify the minor student's parent or legal guardian of the report. The notification to the student's parent or legal guardian may be verbal, but will be promptly confirmed in writing.

Reference: OKLA. STAT. tit. 70 § 24-138

                   OKLA. STAT. tit. 37 § 103.2, 506

                   OKLA. STAT. tit. 63 § 2-101


Adopted: December 18, 2014

 

 

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