Hope Maker General Policies

Use of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, and Firearms Policy: It is the policy of the Hope Maker Program to prohibit and discourage the use of drugs, alcohol, and firearms. Hope Makers are prohibited from using drugs or alcohol or possessing firearms while engaged in a Hope Maker activity. Any suspected violations should be reported to the Principal on Assignment, Kenneth Martinez, for investigation.

Alcoholic Beverages: No participant of the Hope Maker Program will possess or consume beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages while actively engaged or prior to actively engaging in any Hope Maker activity, nor shall any participant endorse the use of alcohol or illicit drugs.

Drugs: No participant of the Hope Maker Program will manufacture, possess, distribute, or use any illegal substance while engaged in any Hope Maker activity or otherwise.

Tobacco/Vaping/Marijuana: The intent of Hope Maker Program is to create a smoke- and tobacco-free environment. To that end, smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on the premises of Hope Maker Program events and those involved with the program must refrain from the use of such products while engaged in any Hope Maker activity. The use of tobacco products includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, marijuana, vape pen, or other matters or substances that contain tobacco/nicotine.

Weapons, Firearms, and Other Dangerous Materials: The possession or use of firearms, firecrackers, explosives, toxic or dangerous chemicals, or other lethal weapons, equipment, or material while participating in Hope Maker activities is strictly prohibited.
Any violation of this policy will result in the immediate suspension and/or termination of your involvement in being a Hope Maker. In addition, violations of this policy may result in notification being given to legal authorities that may result in arrest or legal action, and may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
The Board of Education maintains a drug and alcohol-free workplace. In accordance with law, all employees shall render service without using, possessing, being impaired by or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BP4112.41Personnel).
he Board prohibits any person other than authorized law enforcement or security personnel from possessing weapons, imitation firearms, or dangerous instruments of any kind in school buildings, on school grounds or buses, or at a school-related or school-sponsored activity away from school, or while going to or coming from school (BP 5131.7, cf. 3515.3) .
These policies would extend to all service providers, to include Hope Makers.

Unacceptable Behavior Policy
It is the policy of the Hope Maker Program that unacceptable behaviors will not be tolerated on the part of any Hope Maker while participating in the program. This policy is in the addition to behavioral requirements stipulated in other policies or procedures within this website. This policy in no way is intended to replace or take precedence over other policies or procedures including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
  • Use of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, and Firearms Policy
  • SBCUSD Student & Volunteer Policies

A number of behaviors are regarded as incompatible with Hope Maker Program goals, values, and program standards and therefore are considered unacceptable and prohibited while participants are engaged in Hope Maker activities:

  • Unwelcome physical contact, such as inappropriate touching, patting, pinching, punching, and physical assault
  • Unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or behavioral mannerisms or conduct that denigrates, shows hostility, or aversion toward any individual
  • Demeaning or exploitive behavior of either a sexual or nonsexual nature, including threats of such behavior
  • Display of demeaning, suggestive, or pornographic material
  • Known sexual abuse or neglect of a child
  • Denigration, public or private, of any mentee parent/guardian or family member
  • Denigration, public or private, of political or religious institutions or their leaders
  • Intentional violation of any local, state, or federal law
  • Drinking while driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Possession or use of illegal substances

Any unacceptable behavior, as specified but not limited to the above, will result in a warning and/or disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension or termination from participation in the Hope Maker program or legal action. All unacceptable behavior should be reported to the Principal on Assignment, Kenneth Martinez, for investigation.


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