Policy 5227 - Drug-Free Workplace

All District grounds and workplaces are drug and alcohol-free workplaces at all times.

All district employees are prohibited from:

  1. Unlawful manufacture, dispensing, distribution, possession, use, or being under the influence of a controlled substance while on District premises or while performing work for the District;
  2. Distribution, consumption, use, possession, or being under the influence of alcohol while on District premises or while performing work for the District.

For purposes of this policy, a controlled substance is one which is:

  1. not legally obtainable;
  2. being used in a manner different than prescribed;
  3. legally obtainable, but has not been legally obtained; or
  4. referenced in federal or state controlled substance acts.

As a condition of employment, each employee shall:

  1. abide by the terms of the District policy respecting a drug- and alcohol- free workplace; and
  2. notify their supervisor of their conviction under any criminal drug statute no later than three (3) working days after such a conviction.

In order to make employees aware of dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, the District will endeavor to:

  1. provide each employee with a copy of the District Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace policy;
  2. post notice of the District Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace policy in a place where other information for employees is posted;
  3. enlist the aid of community and state agencies with drug and alcohol informational and rehabilitation programs to provide information to District employees; and
  4. inform employees of available drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation, re-entry, and the employee assistance program.

District Action upon Violation of Policy
An employee who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Alternatively, the Board may require an employee to successfully complete an appropriate drug/alcohol-abuse program or an employee-assistance rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment.

The Board shall take disciplinary action with respect to an employee violating this policy or the employee convicted of a drug offense, within thirty (30) days after receiving notice of the violation or conviction.

Should a District employee violating this policy be engaged in the performance of work under a federal contract or grant, or under a state contract or grant of $5,000 or more, the Superintendent shall notify the appropriate state or federal agency from which the District receives contract or grant moneys of the employee’s conviction, within ten (10) days after receiving notice of the conviction.

Legal Reference:
Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988

Policy History:
Adopted on:  November. 21, 2003
Revised on: September 20, 2017