4118.22 / 4218.22
No employee shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use on or in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or alcohol 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 1300.11 through 1300.15.
The "workplace" is defined to mean any school building or any 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, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district.
As a condition of employment, each employee shall notify his or her supervisor of a conviction of a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above, no later than five (5) days after such conviction.
Each employee shall abide by the terms of the school district policy respecting a drug-free workplace.
An employee who violates the terms of this policy may, in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement and statutory procedures, have his or her contract non renewed or his or her employment may be suspended or terminated, at the discretion of the board.
An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be required to successfully complete an appropriate rehabilitation program, may not be renewed or his/her employment may be suspended or terminated, at the discretion of the Board.
Legal Reference: Drug-Free Workplace Act. 102 Stat. 4305-4308.
54 Fed. Reg. 4946 (1989)
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: November 13, 1990
Policy Reviewed: October 1, 1998
Policy Revised: August 10, 2011