Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

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

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.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.