Chatham County school drug offenses bring new consequences

In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol and other drug offenses by students, the Chatham County Board of Education has enacted more strict consequences for students who violate the Drugs and Alcohol Policy. The Drugs and Alcohol Policy was first enacted in 1998 and has been revised three times prior to the current version. While opportunity for students to receive help with their alcohol and other drug concerns remains the cornerstone of the policy, additional consequences have been added to help students more carefully consider their choices.