The Department of Education shall provide a caring environment conducive to the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of students while they are participating in school activities. Attention shall be given to the personal safety of each student during these activities and such attention shall include instruction in safety practices and attitudes; proper maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment; establishment and enforcement of proper rules of conduct at each school including a no use, no possession, and no distribution of tobacco, alcohol and other non-prescription drugs; and provision of services to safeguard students from the deviant behavior of those who fail to conform to standards of conduct compatible with the best interests of all.

Approved: 10/70; Amended: 3/88, 7/91