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Restricted Substances


Students shall not possess, use or distribute restricted substances.


Restricted substances refers to alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs used non-medically, nonprescription drugs used non-medically, illegal drugs as defined by the Federal Narcotics Act and the Food and Drug Act, and other substances such as aerosol sprays, gasoline and glues used as inhalants.


  1. The Superintendent will ensure that educational programming promotes awareness of the effects of the use of restricted substance abuse.
  2. Principals shall ensure the strict prohibition of the possession, the use, the distribution, or being under the influence of any restricted substance on school property.
  3. Principals shall ensure the strict prohibition of students knowingly being in the company of those individuals who possess, use, distribute, or are under the influence of restricted substances.
  4. Principals shall suspend students in possession, use, or distribution of restricted substances and, if appropriate, may recommend expulsion.
  5. Staff members shall report to the Principal any students who are suspected of violating this administrative procedure.
  6. Principals shall carefully investigate any report of restricted substance violation.
  7. Principals shall immediately deal with students found to be in violation.
  8. Principals may report violations of this administrative procedure to the R.C.M.P. depending on the severity.


Sections 18, 20, 24, 25, 45, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Gaming and Liquor Act

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Criminal Code

Narcotics Act

Food and Drug Act

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent


Revised January 2018