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Administrative Procedure 356: USE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES


All school facilities, school property and school buses are to be illegal substance–free environments and prohibits the use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, electronic cigarettes (VAPE) and/or illegal drugs.


  1. Reasonable consideration shall be given to the safety of individuals.

  2. The Principal is authorized to deal with any violation of this Administrative Procedure as necessary. This may include a contact with/or involvement of parents, doctors, or the police and the use of breathalyzer where accessible.

  3. Students who violate this Administrative Procedure during the day shall be suspended and/or recommended for expulsion.

  4. Students who violate this Administrative Procedure at school activities or on school grounds outside school hours may be suspended or recommended for expulsion from school.


Section 8,11,31,32,33,36,37,41,42,43,44,52,53,196,197,222 Education Act

Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Criminal Code

Food and Drugs Act

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Approved: March 12, 1998; August 28, 2018