Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Federal regulations require each postsecondary institution, which participates in Federal student financial aid programs, to certify to the Secretary of Education that it has a program in effect to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by employees and students. It also requires a distribution of drug- and alcohol related information to employees and students on an annual basis. The following provides students, faculty, and staff with the required information and advises those individuals of their responsibilities under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs

Federal regulations require postsecondary institutions who participate in Federal student financial aid programs have a program in effect to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by employees and students, and to distribute drug and alcohol related information to employees and students on an annual basis. Standard of Conduct: L3 Airline Academy employees and students are prohibited from being on campus under the influence of, or in possession of, illicit drugs or alcohol; and are prohibited from engaging in the use or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol as any part of the Academy activities, whether such activities are conducted on or off campus. Students who know of Academy employees or fellow students who violate these standards are encouraged to notify the Chief Flight Instructor of such offenses. Academy Sanctions: Students found in violation of the standards of conduct will have written reports placed in their permanent academic files, will be expelled from the Academy, and may be referred to local authorities for prosecution. Parents of “dependent” students will be notified of such violations.
Additional information regarding State/Federal Sanctions and assistance agencies is available through the Director of Education. NO student will be permitted in L3 Airline Academy aircraft or facilities while under the influence of alcohol. Academy students will comply with FAR 91.17 concerning the use of alcohol.

Standard of Conduct

L3 Airline Academy employees and students are prohibited from coming on Academy property while
under the influence of, or in possession of, illicit drugs or alcohol as any part of Academy activities, whether such activities, are conducted on or off campus. Students who know of Academy employees or fellow students who violate these standards are encouraged to notify the Director of Operations of such offenses.

Academy Sanctions

Students found in violation of the standards of conduct will have written reports placed in their permanent
academic records, will be dismissed from the Academy, and may be referred to local authorities for
prosecution. Parents of “dependent” students will be notified of such violations.

State and Federal Sanctions

Florida statutes deem it unlawful for any person to sell, purchase, manufacture, or deliver illicit drugs. Penalties associated with conviction of violations of these statutes include prison terms of up to 30 years with accompanying fines ranging from $1,000 to $500,000. Federal penalties include prison terms up to life and fines of up to $20 million. Property may also be seized. Conviction of driving while under the influence of alcohol can result in a financial burden of paying court costs, lawyer fees, and fines; participation in community services; suspension of driver’s license; higher cost or loss of automobile insurance; and imprisonment.

Health Risks

The costs associated with drug and alcohol use can be astronomical. From a financial standpoint, statistics show that an individual can easily spend $100 to $3,000 per week to support a drug habit. Damage to the lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, heart, and reproductive organs have been linked to drug and alcohol use down through history. Alcohol is the third major cause of death in the nation behind heart disease and cancer; and now AIDS has reared its ugly head on the drug scene. Not only is the user affected by drugs and alcohol, babies are born with maladies that are tied directly to the “user” parent(s).

Assistance (Sanford)

Students who desire additional information or request assistance with a drug or alcohol problem are
encouraged to contact Student Services for further assistance.

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