The Legislature finds and declares that a substantial drug
abuse and drug trafficking problem exists among school-age children
on and around school campuses in the State of California. By enacting
this chapter, it is the intention of the Legislature to support
increased efforts by local law enforcement agencies, working in
conjunction with school districts and county drug offices to suppress
trafficking and prevent drug abuse among school age children on and
around school campuses through the development of innovative and
model programs by local law enforcement agencies and schools and drug
abuse agencies. As used in this chapter, drugs are defined as
marijuana, inhalants, narcotics, dangerous drugs, pharmaceuticals,
glue and alcohol. It is the further intention of the Legislature to
establish a program of financial and technical assistance for local
law enforcement and school districts.
There is hereby created in the Office of Emergency Services
the Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Program. All funds made
available to the Office of Emergency Services for the purposes of
this chapter shall be administered and disbursed by the Director of
Emergency Services in consultation with the State Suppression of Drug
Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee established pursuant to Section
(a) The Director of Emergency Services, in consultation with the
State Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee, is
authorized to allocate and award funds to local law enforcement
agencies and public schools jointly working to develop drug abuse
prevention and drug trafficking suppression programs in substantial
compliance with the policies and criteria set forth in Sections 13862
(b) The allocation and award of funds shall be made upon the joint
application by the chief law enforcement officer of the coapplicant
law enforcement agency and approved by the law enforcement agency's
legislative body and the superintendent and board of the school
district coapplicant. The joint application of the law enforcement
agency and the school district shall be submitted for review to the
Local Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee
established pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section
13862. After review, the application shall be submitted to the Office
of Emergency Services. Funds disbursed under this chapter may
enhance but shall not supplant local funds that would, in the absence
of the Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Program, be made
available to suppress and prevent drug abuse among schoolage children
and to curtail drug trafficking in and around school areas.
(c) The coapplicant local law enforcement agency and the
coapplicant school district may enter into interagency agreements
between themselves which will allow the management and fiscal tasks
created pursuant to this chapter and assigned to both the law
enforcement agency and the school district to be performed by only
one of them.
(d) Within 90 days of the effective date of this chapter, the
Director of Emergency Services, in consultation with the State
Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Advisory Committee established
pursuant to Section 13863, shall prepare and issue administrative
guidelines and procedures for the Suppression of Drug Abuse in
Schools Program consistent with this chapter. In addition to all
other formal requirements that may apply to the enactment of these
guidelines and procedures, a complete and final draft shall be
submitted within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter to the
Chairpersons of the Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety of
the Assembly and the Judiciary Committee of the Senate of the
Law enforcement agencies and school districts receiving
funds under this chapter shall concentrate enhanced apprehension,
prevention, and education efforts and resources on drug abuse and
drug trafficking in and around school campuses.
(a) These enhanced apprehension, prevention, and education
efforts shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Drug traffic intervention programs.
(2) School and classroom-oriented programs, using tested drug
abuse education curriculum that provides indepth and accurate
information on drugs, which may include the participation of local
law enforcement agencies and qualified drug abuse prevention
specialists and which are designed to increase teachers' and students'
awareness of drugs and their effects.
(3) Family oriented programs aimed at preventing drug abuse which
may include the participation of community-based organizations
experienced in the successful operation of such programs.
(4) The establishment of a Local Suppression of Drug Abuse in
Schools Advisory Committee. The committee shall be established and
appointed by the board of supervisors of each county and city and
county. However, if the agency receiving funds under this chapter is
a city agency and the program does not involve any county agency, or
if a county agency is involved and the county board of supervisors
consents, the committee shall be established and appointed by the
city council. The committee may be a newly created committee or an
existing local drug abuse committee as designated by the board or
city council. The committee shall be composed of, at a minimum, the
(A) Local law enforcement executives.
(B) School district executives.
(C) Schoolsite staff, which includes administrators, teachers, or
other credentialed personnel.
(F) School peace officers.
(G) County drug program administrators designated pursuant to
Section 11962 of the Health and Safety Code.
(H) Drug prevention program executives.
(5) Development and distribution of appropriate written and
audio-visual aids for training of school and law enforcement staff
for handling drug-related problems and offenses. Appropriate existing
aids may be utilized in lieu of development of new materials.
(6) Development of prevention and intervention programs for
elementary school teachers and students, including utilization of
existing prevention and intervention programs.
(7) Development of a coordinated intervention system that
identifies students with chronic drug abuse problems and facilitates
their referral to a drug abuse treatment program.
(b) Enhanced apprehension, prevention, and education efforts
commenced under this section shall be a joint effort between local
law enforcement and local school districts in cooperation with county
drug program offices. These efforts shall include, but not be
limited to, the concentration of apprehension efforts in "problem"
areas identified by local school authorities.
(c) Funds appropriated pursuant to this chapter may be used in
part to support state-level development and statewide distribution of
appropriate written and audio-visual aids for public awareness and
training of school and law enforcement staff for handling
drug-related problems and offenses. When existing aids can be
identified, these aids may be utilized in lieu of the development of
There is hereby created in the Office of Emergency Services
the Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education component of
the Suppression of Drug Abuse in Schools Program in public elementary
schools in grades 4 to 6, inclusive. Notwithstanding Section 13861
or any other provision in this code, all Comprehensive Alcohol and
Drug Prevention Education component funds made available to the
Office of Emergency Services in accordance with the Classroom
Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act shall be
administered by and disbursed to county superintendents of schools in
this state by the Director of Emergency Services. All applications
for that funding shall be reviewed and evaluated by the Office of
Emergency Services, in consultation with the State Department of
Health Care Services and the State Department of Education.
(a) The Director of Emergency Services is authorized to allocate
and award funds to county department superintendents of schools for
allocation to individual school districts or to a consortium of two
or more school districts. Applications funded under this section
shall comply with the criteria, policies, and procedures established
under subdivision (b) of this section.
(b) As a condition of eligibility for the funding described in
this section, the school district or consortium of school districts
shall have entered into an agreement with a local law enforcement
agency to jointly implement a comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse
prevention, intervention, and suppression program developed by the
Office of Emergency Services, in consultation with the State
Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of
Education, containing all of the following components:
(1) A standardized age-appropriate curriculum designed for pupils
in grades 4 to 6, inclusive, specifically tailored and sensitive to
the socioeconomic and ethnic characteristics of the target pupil
population. Although new curricula shall not be required to be
developed, existing curricula may be modified and adapted to meet
local needs. The elements of the standardized comprehensive alcohol
and drug prevention education program curriculum shall be defined and
approved by the Governor's Policy Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse,
as established by Executive Order No. D-70-80.
(2) A planning process that includes assessment of the school
district's characteristics, resources, and the extent of problems
related to juvenile drug abuse, and input from local law enforcement
(3) A school district governing board policy that provides for a
coordinated intervention system that, at a minimum, includes
procedures for identification, intervention, and referral of at-risk
alcohol- and drug-involved youth, and identifies the roles and
responsibilities of law enforcement, school personnel, parents, and
(4) Early intervention activities that include, but are not
limited to, the identification of pupils who are high risk or have
chronic drug abuse problems, assessment, and referral for appropriate
services, including ongoing support services.
(5) Parent education programs to initiate and maintain parental
involvement, with an emphasis for parents of at-risk pupils.
(6) Staff and in-service training programs, including both indepth
training for the core team involved in providing program services
and general awareness training for all school faculty and
administrative, credentialed, and noncredentialed school personnel.
(7) In-service training programs for local law enforcement
(8) School, law enforcement, and community involvement to ensure
coordination of program services. Pursuant to that coordination, the
school district or districts and other local agencies are encouraged
to use a single community advisory committee or task force for drug,
alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention programs, as an alternative to
the creation of a separate group for that purpose under each state or
federally funded program.
(c) The application of the county superintendent of schools shall
be submitted to the Office of Emergency Services. Funds made
available to the Office of Emergency Services for allocation under
this section are intended to enhance, but shall not supplant, local
funds that would, in the absence of the Comprehensive Alcohol and
Drug Prevention Education component, be made available to prevent,
intervene in, or suppress drug abuse among schoolage children. For
districts that are already implementing a comprehensive drug abuse
prevention program for pupils in grades 4 to 6, inclusive, the county
superintendent shall propose the use of the funds for drug
prevention activities in school grades other than 4 to 6, inclusive,
compatible with the program components of this section. The
expenditure of funds for that alternative purpose shall be approved
by the Director of Emergency Services.
(1) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Emergency
Services, each county superintendent of schools shall be the fiscal
agent for any Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education
component award, and shall be responsible for ensuring that each
school district within that county receives the allocation prescribed
by the Office of Emergency Services. Each county superintendent
shall develop a countywide plan that complies with program guidelines
and procedures established by the Office of Emergency Services
pursuant to subdivision (d). A maximum of 5 percent of the county's
allocation may be used for administrative costs associated with the
(2) Each county superintendent of schools shall establish and
chair a local coordinating committee to assist the superintendent in
developing and implementing a countywide implementation plan. This
committee shall include the county drug administrator, law
enforcement executives, school district governing board members and
administrators, school faculty, parents, and drug prevention and
intervention program executives selected by the superintendent and
approved by the county board of supervisors.
(d) The Director of Emergency Services, in consultation with the
State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of
Education, shall prepare and issue guidelines and procedures for the
Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education component
consistent with this section.
(e) The Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education
component guidelines shall set forth the terms and conditions upon
which the Office of Emergency Services is prepared to award grants of
funds pursuant to this section. The guidelines shall not constitute
rules, regulations, orders, or standards of general application.
(f) Funds awarded under the Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug
Prevention Education Program shall not be subject to Section 10318 of
the Public Contract Code.
(g) Funds available pursuant to Item 8100-111-001 and Provision 1
of Item 8100-001-001 of the Budget Act of 1989, or the successor
provision of the appropriate Budget Act, shall be allocated to
implement this section.
(h) The Director of Emergency Services shall collaborate, to the
extent possible, with other state agencies that administer drug,
alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention education programs to
streamline and simplify the process whereby local educational
agencies apply for drug, alcohol, and tobacco education funding under
this section and under other state and federal programs. The Office
of Emergency Services, the State Department of Health Care Services,
the State Department of Education, and other state agencies, to the
extent possible, shall develop joint policies and collaborate
planning in the administration of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse
prevention education programs.