Henryetta school board members addressed the issue of medical marijuana Monday night.
The board approved a policy that outlines the use of medical marijuana by students and teachers on the school grounds.
Under the new guidelines, employees who hold a medical marijuana license will not be subject to any disciplinary actions. That employee cannot use or have marijuana in their possession while at school or while they are working however.
Students can have access to and use marijuana for medical purposes during school hours. The policy prohibits school personnel to administer the medical substance to students but allows a private location for a caregiver to administer it to students at school. That caregiver must have a medical marijuana license allowing them to act on behalf of the student. Marijuana can only be on the school grounds when it is used.
School employees will not store medical marijuana, take or use a student’s medical marijuana or act as a student’s designated caregiver.
Also adopted was a form that would allow teachers to apply sunscreen on students.
A policy dealing with teachers involved in social media was tabled for further review. That policy prohibited any inappropriate material to be shared between teachers and students who are friends on Facebook or other social media sites.
The board spent two hours evaluating the performance of superintendent Dwayne Noble. At the conclusion of the closed session, no announcements were made. The evaluation is an annual process.
Starting off the evening was Alan Kirby who told the board three trauma kits have been placed in the high school, middle and elementary schools. Those were purchased through donations from the community. “This is an ongoing process,” he said.
He said three teachers have taken advantage of the training in how to use those kits. The training sessions are held after school and are free to the school and teachers.

Text of the marijuana policy at Henryetta school:

The district will not regulate or take any adverse action against an employee for holding a medical marijuana license.
The school district may take action against an employee who possesses a medical marijuana license if the employee uses or possesses marijuana while at school or during the hours of employment as per 63 O.S. § 425.
Students whose medical condition requires the use of medical marijuana are allowed to access and utilize marijuana in accordance with state law. School personnel are not legally permitted to administer medical marijuana to students.
The district will provide a private location for a caregiver to administer medical marijuana to students at school.
Oklahoma law limits who may act as a caregiver and any caregiver will have a medical marijuana license designating them to act on behalf of a student. The caregiver is responsible for bringing the medical marijuana to the qualifying student and promptly removing the medical marijuana from the premises after consumption or use.
Upon arriving at school, the caregiver will follow district protocol with regard to check in and departure.
There will be no smoking on school premises of any substance 2417 in accordance with the state's no smoking act. At no time will marijuana be grown or stored on school premises.
School employees will not under any circumstances
a. Assist students in obtaining or using medical marijuana;
b. Store medical marijuana for students;
c. Take and/or use a student's medical marijuana;
d. Serve as a student's designated caregiver, unless the student is the child or in the legal custody of the employee.
The district reserves the right to discipline employees or students who fail to adhere to Oklahoma law and/or the requirements of this policy. Such disciplinary action will be addressed in accordance with the student discipline code and/or the standards of conduct for employees. Employees may be subject to termination or nonreemployment.
If a student has specific procedures regarding medical marijuana that are written into the student's Individualized Education Program (rEP) and such procedures are consistent with state and federal law, those provisions will take precedent over this policy.