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4020 Food And Wine Service

Business and Professions Code section 25608 provides that:

"Every person who possesses, consumes, sells, gives, or delivers to any other person, any alcoholic beverage in or on any public schoolhouse or any of the grounds thereof, is guilty of a midemeanor."

A narrow exception to the alcohol ban on public school property is found in subdivision (a) of Section 25608, which allows community colleges to possess and use alcohol in connection with a course of instruction given at the school.

In accordance with Business and Professions Code Section 25608, the Governing Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent/President or designee to permit wine to be acquired, possessed or used in connection with a course of instruction given at Hartnell College. The Governing Board also hereby authorizes the service of wine in conjunction with a food service course maintained as part of the course curriculum. The food service course may be taught each semester and shall include wine and wine service as subject matters. The following criteria shall also apply to the service of wine on campus:

1. Wine may be acquired, possessed, used, or consumed only in conjunction with a regularly scheduled food course, such as the international foods course.

2. There will be no sale of alcoholic beverages.

3. No person under the age of 21 may consume any alcoholic beverage.

4. Wine service may be permitted to specifically selected groups during evening dinner hours in the College Center dining room or other appropriate setting when, in the judgment of the Food Service instructor, the wine service is related to a course of instruction and is of direct benefit to the instructional program. Wine service shall generally be limited to small groups so that students receive appropriate instruction and supervision on the subject of wines and wine service. Such service shall accompany a served dinner but may include a brief social period before dinner when expressly authorized by the Superintendent/President or designee. In every case, the person arranging the event must arrange for the wine service in advance through the Food Service Manager. The individual arranging the event shall be responsible for the use of wine and the conduct of the group. Reasonable efforts shall be made to limit the serving of wine to one glass per person per dinner course.

5. Wine service may be permitted at large group functions in the main dining room or other appropriate setting when such service is related to a course of instruction and is of direct benefit to the course of instruction. Such service shall accompany a served dinner but may include a brief social period before dinner when expressly authorized by the Superintendent/President or designee. In every case, the person arranging the event must arrange for the wine service in advance through the Food Service Manager. The individual arranging the event shall be responsible for the use of wine and the conduct of the group. Reasonable efforts shall be made to limit the serving of wine to one glass per person per dinner course.

The Superintendent/President shall develop procedures necessary to implement this policy. These procedures sahll be located in the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Services. Neither an Alcohol Beverage Commission permit, nor any other permit relating to alcoholic beverages, is required for the use of wine occurring pursuant to the requirements of this policy.


Reference:
Business and Professions Code Section 25608
Adopted: 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 7-1-96; 7/6/00; 4/1/03, 1/24/05