The Board expects the District and its employees to remain substance free. No employee shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance or alcoholic beverage as defined by federal or state law. Workplace includes District facilities, District premises or District vehicles. Workplace also includes non-District property if the employee is at any District sponsored; District approved or District related activity, event or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the control of the District or where the employee is engaged in District business.
If an employee is charged with or convicted of a violation of any criminal alcohol or drug offense in any setting, the employee shall notify the employee’s supervisor of the conviction within five (5) days of the conviction.
The Superintendent will make the determination whether to require the employee to undergo substance abuse treatment or to discipline the employee. An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be subject to discipline up to and including termination. An employee who violates this policy may be required to successfully participate in a substance abuse treatment program approved by the Board. If the employee fails to successfully participate in a program, the employee may be subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The Superintendent is responsible for publication and dissemination of this policy to each employee. In addition, the Superintendent will oversee the establishment of a substance-free awareness program to educate employees about the dangers of substance abuse and notify them of available substance abuse treatment programs.
REVIEWED: 11/18/2019 - APPROVED 12/03/2019
REVIEWED: 02/08/2021 – APPROVED 03/15/2021