Substance Use Prevention and Substance Abuse Education

5509.1 - SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION AND

SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION

 

In accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 71, section 96 (as amended by St. 2016, c. 52, s. 15, An Act Relative to Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention),  Sizer School has a comprehensive substance abuse education unit which is covered during the health class. 

In addition, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) screenings are conducted yearly for targeted grades, and as determined beneficial to students with at-risk behaviors.  

This policy shall be posted on Sizer’s website and shall be provided to all students and parents in accordance with the state law.  Sizer will file a copy of this policy with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and will review this policy every three years, or earlier, when appropriate.

Board Approved 5/8/17