Board Policies

Last revised: August 8, 2016

402.12.1

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

Policy Title: Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Code No. 402.12.1 

General 

No employee shall possess, use, be under the influence of, distribute, dispense, or manufacture any alcoholic beverage or controlled or illegal substance in the workplace or during work time unless legally prescribed by a physician. “Workplace” includes school district premises, property, facilities or vehicles; “workplace” also includes non-school property if the employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related event, activity or function including, but not limited to, field trips and athletic events where students are under the control of the school district or where the employee is engaged in school business. Any violation of this policy shall be grounds for discipline, up to and including immediate discharge. 

Federal Grant Employees 

Prohibition 

In addition, no employee engaged in work in connection with a federal grant shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use, on or in the workplace, any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance as defined in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act and as further defined by federal regulation. 

“Workplace” is defined to mean the site for the performance of work done in connection with a federal grant. This includes, but is not limited to, any building or any school premises, any school-owned or approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities, off school property during any school-sponsored or approved activity, event, or function, where students are under the jurisdiction of the District where work on a federal grant is performed. 

Reporting 

As a condition of employment on any federal grant, each employee who is engaged in performance of a federal grant shall agree to abide by this policy and shall notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above, no later than five days after such conviction. 

Sanctions 

An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be suspended or discharged, at the discretion of the District and in accordance with law. 

Notification 

The superintendent or designee shall give a copy of this policy to each employee engaged in the performance of federal grants. The superintendent or designee shall also notify the granting agency within ten days after receiving notice of a conviction. 

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace 

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Programs 

The superintendent or designee shall also establish a drug-free awareness program to inform employees of this policy, possible sanctions for violation of this policy, of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, and of any available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee-assistance programs. 

No Limitations 

This policy is not intended to limit the rights of the District to discipline, including discharging, any employee who engages in an illegal act involving alcohol or drugs away from school when such violation adversely affects the employee’s ability to perform his/her duties. Further, the section on a drug-free workplace under federal grant programs shall not limit the District’s authority to prohibit other alcohol and drug-related behavior as set forth in this policy. 

Date of Adoption: June 11, 1990 

Date of Revision: May 10, 1999 

November 25, 2002 

September 22, 2008 

May 13, 2013 

December 8, 2014 

August 8, 2016

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Date of Adoption

June 11, 1990

Date of Revision

May 10, 1999
November 25, 2002
September 22, 2008
May 13, 2013
December 8, 2014
August 8, 2016

Date of Review
August 08, 2016