Riverside’s Policy on Maintaining a Drug-Free and Violence-Free Atmosphere in Schools was first adopted on July 2, 2002. Educators have been well supported by that policy in the commitment to keep drugs out of Riverside schools. Now, more than ever, as drugs have become more potent, insidious and easily available, it is imperative that Riverside School Board continue to maintain its stand against the infiltration of drugs into our schools and students’ lives. The Policy to Maintain a Safe, Respectful and Drug-Free Environment in Schools is focused on reminding students of the potential risks associated with drugs and of having to accept the consequences of their actions.