In compliance with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the amendments to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the board notifies all employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and/or alcohol is prohibited in the workplace. As a condition of employment, employees must abide by the terms of the board’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy and must notify the director of personnel and community relations of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace within, and not later than, five days after such conviction.
Further, the Board of Education and its employees will comply with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and its implementing regulations. The administration shall develop and implement a drug and alcohol testing program and, at a minimum, take whatever actions are necessary and appropriate in order to comply with the Act and implementing regulations.
All covered employees will be advised of the district’s compliance and will be notified of procedures related to testing, accidents, and other applicable requirements.
Employees who have violated the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and/or the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, will be subject to disciplinary action and penalties up to and including discharge and/or they will be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug and/or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. Such penalty shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
The offices of Personnel, Operations/Maintenance, Transportation, and Business Services will jointly be responsible for administering this policy.
LEGAL REF: U.S. House Resolution 5210, Anti-Substance Abuse Act, 1988