Dorchester County schools

The Dorchester County District 2 School board approved two policies for first reading at Monday's meeting.

The policies were JICH, which covers rules regarding alcohol and drug use by students, and JICFAA, which covers the districts rules regarding harassment, intimidation and bullying. 

JICH includes a change to the language in the policy to include prohibiting students from sharing things such as drugs and alcohol on school grounds. This change was made as to ensure that that students understand that sharing drugs and alcohol on school grounds is the same in terms of penalty as distributing them.

JICFAA has a change to the language of the policy as well. The updated version includes hazing as well as bullying, harassment and intimidation. The penalty for these offenses remain the same.