Senior Students — Be Forewarned:
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education Administrative Regulation JCC-RAC states that:
1. Any Graduating student who violates Board policies on possession, consumption or distribution of alcoholic beverages, controlled dangerous substances, counterfeit controlled dangerous substances, non-controlled substances (as defined by Article 27, Section 286B of the Annotated Code of Maryland), or other intoxicant at any time during the last 4 weeks of school prior to the last scheduled day for graduating students, or during the time between the last scheduled day and the graduation ceremony, whether the activity takes place on school buses, within a school building or upon any school property, or during any school, school related or Board sponsored activity, whether held on school property or at locations off school property, including private clubs, businesses or commercial establishments, shall be prohibited from participation in all senior activities, including proms, award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies.
2. Diplomas earned by students denied participation in graduation ceremonies will be available upon request in the office of the appropriate school principal on the first workday following the graduation ceremony.
Because the last scheduled day for graduating students this year is May 29, 2014, the effective date under the “last 4 weeks” provision is April 29, 2014, which is the last day a graduating senior can be enrolled in the Alternative to Drugs Program, Responsible Actions Program or Anti-Tobacco Use program.