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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 310. Rules Governing Instructions Concerning Drugs and Substance Abuse
12/3/2022

8VAC20-310-10. Health education program.

The Board of Education recognizes that the illegal and inappropriate use of certain substances constitutes a hazard to the development of students. Elementary and secondary schools shall include in the health education program instruction in drugs and drug abuse.

Therefore, the public schools of the Commonwealth shall:

1. Be concerned with education and prevention in all areas of substance use and abuse.

2. Establish and maintain a realistic, meaningful substance abuse prevention and education program that shall be developed and incorporated in the total education program.

3. Establish and maintain an ongoing in-service substance abuse prevention program for all school personnel.

4. Cooperate with government and approved private agencies involved with health of students relating to the abuse of substances.

5. Encourage and support pupil-run organizations and activities that will develop a positive peer influence in the area of substance abuse.

6. Create a climate whereby students may seek and receive counseling about substance abuse and related problems without fear of reprisal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-206 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR270-01-0030 § 1, eff. September 1, 1980.

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