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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 023 : COURSES OF STUDY

Subchapter 001 : PUBLIC SCHOOLS GENERALLY

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 909)
  • § 909. Tobacco use, alcohol and drug abuse prevention education curriculum

    (a) The Secretary, in conjunction with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, and where appropriate, with the Division of Health Promotion, shall develop a sequential alcohol and drug abuse prevention education curriculum for elementary and secondary schools. The curriculum shall include teaching about the effects and legal consequences of the possession and use of tobacco products.

    (b) The Secretary shall:

    (1) Provide for pre-service and in-service training programs for school personnel on alcohol and drug abuse prevention and on the effects and legal consequences of the possession and use of tobacco products. At least one training program shall be made available in electronic format. Each superintendent shall determine the content, duration, and frequency of training on issues concerning alcohol and drug abuse for the districts in his or her supervisory union.

    (2) Provide teaching materials that are appropriate to the age and learning ability of the students.

    (3) Provide technical assistance to the local school districts for implementation of the curriculum.

    (4) Encourage coordination of effort with existing community resources.

    (c) [Repealed.]  (Added 1983, No. 51, § 3, eff. April 22, 1983; amended 1987, No. 162 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1995, No. 52, § 2; 1997, No. 58, § 11; 2007, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 103, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)