About the Indicator:
School disciplinary incidents involving prescription drugs were obtained by school district, then aggregated to the county level. Percentages are found by totaling each county's prescription drug-related incidents and dividing them by the total amount of disciplinary incidents for that county. Each incident is counted only once; if multiple reasons per incident were reported, only the most serious reason is counted.
Use this incident type when a student has in his or her possession, and/or is involved in the solicitation or sale of prescription medication that may or may not be prescribed for that student, and the possession is against school policy, consistent with state law. A drug or other substance identified under Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substance Act. See 21 USC § 812 (c); and Minnesota Statutes sections, 152.01 subd. 4 and 152.02. The term does not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, intoxicating liquors or tobacco.
Controlled Substance definition: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=152.01
Controlled Substance Schedules: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=152.02
Asthma Inhalers: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=121A.221
Use of Nonsyringe Injectors of Epinephrine at school: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=121A.2205
Minnesota Department of Education Data Center
Description: The Minnesota Department of Education's Data Center provides reports and data on students, schools, districts, teachers, and education-related organizations.
Sponsored by: MN Department of Education
Geographic Level: School district, County, State, Region
Frequency: Data collected and reported annually
Characteristics: Each year districts report all disciplinary
incidents that result in an out-of-school suspension/removal of one day
or longer and expulsions/exclusions.