Alcohol and Drug Policy

Possession of Illicit Substances

no drugs

Students shall not sell, distribute, transfer, possess or be under the influence of any intoxicating beverage, controlled substance defined in Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, designer drug, "model glue," over-the-counter prescription drugs, or caffeine pills on school grounds, or at a school or school-sponsored function, or on school transportation. A student who is under the influence of a controlled substance as prescribed for him/her by a physician (licensed by the State of Florida) shall not be subject to this rule. Disciplinary procedures for noncompliance with this rule shall be prescribed in the Code of Student Conduct. (Sections 230.23(6); 232.26; 232.277; 561.01; Chapter 893, Florida Statutes)

no smokingColumbia has a zero tolerance policy towards any and all alcoholic beverages, and/or drugs (both illegal and prescription drugs not prescribed to you) brought onto the school campus.

Any student known to have alcohol or a drug in his possession, or known to be under the influence thereof, while in school or while participating or attending a school-sponsored function, will be turned over to the Orange County Sheriffs Department School Resource Officer and shall be recommended for expulsion from school as per Orange County School Board Code of Student Conduct.

Substance Abuse Prevention Links

American Council for Drug Education
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse(CASA)
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)
Florida DCF Substance Abuse Prevention
Florida Ounce of Prevention
Florida SADD
Florida Office of Drug Control
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Network for Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin. (SAMHSA)
U.S. DOE Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program