School District 25 Policy
Adopted: June 25, 2002
It is a violation of Fremont County School District No. 25 policy for any employee to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use on or in the workplace any narcotic drug, amphetamine, hallucinogenic drug, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance, as defined in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and as further defined by regulation at 21 CFR 1200.11 through 1300.15. There will be no usage of alcohol whatsoever by adults or students on or in the workplace.
"Workplace" is defined as the site for the performance of work done including a school building or other school premises; any school owned vehicle or any other school approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property during any school sponsored or school approved activity, event or function, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district.
The objective of this Policy is to develop a drug and alcohol-free workplace which will help ensure a safe and productive workplace and to provide education and guidance to our employees. In order to further this objective, the following rules regarding alcohol and illegal drugs in the workplace have been established.
It is a condition of continued employment of all personnel that they shall comply with the above policy of the school district and will notify their supervisor of their conviction of any criminal drug statute or alcohol conviction occurring in the workplace. Such notification shall be no later than five (5) days after such conviction.
Within ten (10) days after receiving notification of a conviction specific to a criminal drug statute from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction the District will notify the granting agency.
The District will, within thirty (30) days of receiving notice of an employee's conviction, take appropriate personnel action against such an employee; i.e., up to and including termination; or requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse rehabilitation program.
The principal/supervisor at the building level is responsible to communicate to staff the District's Drug Free Workplace Policy including the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, and the availability of the District's employee assistance program and other rehabilitation programs.
Activities, such as referral appointments, will be treated on the same basis as other personal business or health matters with regards to use of sick leave or compensation time. Sick leave may be taken as needed, while compensation time must be pre-approved.
The sale, use, purchase, transfer, or possession of an illegal drug or drug paraphernalia is a violation of the law. The District will report information concerning possession, distribution, or use of any illegal drugs to law enforcement officials and will turn over to the custody of law enforcement officials any such substances found during a search of an individual or property. Searches will only be conducted of individuals based on reasonable cause and only of their vehicles, lockers, desks, or closets when based on reasonable suspicion. The District will cooperate fully in the prosecution and/or conviction of any violation of the law.
The District reserves the right to interpret, change, suspend, cancel or dispute, with or without notice, all or any part of this Policy, or procedures or benefits discussed herein. Employees will be notified before implementation of any change.
The provisions of this Policy shall apply in addition to, and shall be subordinated to any requirements imposed by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or judicial decisions. Unenforceable provisions of this Policy shall be deemed to be deleted.Reference: Section 5151-5160 of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988