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The Board expects the District and its employees to remain substance free.  No employee will unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of, in the workplace, any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcohol or any other controlled substance or alcoholic beverage as defined by federal or state law.  "Workplace" is defined as the site for the performance of work done in the capacity as a District employee.  This includes District facilities, District premises or District vehicles and 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 convicted of a violation of any criminal drug offense committed in the workplace, the employee will notify the employee's supervisor of the conviction within five (5) days of the conviction.


Employees shall abide by the terms of this policy respecting a drug-free workplace.  An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be subject to discipline up to and including termination.  After a violation, the superintendent will make the determination whether to require the employee to undergo substance abuse treatment or to discipline the employee.  If the employee fails to successfully participate in a substance abuse treatment 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.




Approved:   November 13, 2013                 Reviewed:                              Revised