Policy Details

4118.22 and 4218.22 REGULATION Drug Free Workplace

4118.22 / 4218.22

Administrative Regulation



The Litchfield Board of Education ("Board") working with the Superintendent will provide a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1989 and its implementing regulations ("Act"). The Board certifies that:

1. All its employees have received written notice that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance[1] is prohibited in the district's workplace and that any Board employee who is found guilty of such prohibited activities will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

2. It has established a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; the district's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs available to the Board's employees; and the penalty that may be imposed on employees for criminal drug violations occurring in the workplace.

3. The Board requires that each employee be given a copy of the Board's policy and regulations concerning a drug-free workplace and that such policy will be available to Board employees on the Board's website.

4. The Board has notified its employees in its policy and regulations that it is a condition of their continued employment that they abide by the terms of the Board's Drug Free Workplace policy and regulations, and that they will notify the district of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

5. It will notify the appropriate federal agency within ten days after receiving notice that the Drug-Free Workplace act of 1989 has been violated by one or more of its employees.

6. One or both of the following actions will be taken by the Board within 30 days of receiving notice with respect to any employee who is so convicted: 1. take appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination of employment; and/or require such employee to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, local or other appropriate health law enforcement agency.

7. The Board will make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of all the provisions of this policy and its accompanying regulations.

Legal Reference: Drug-Free Workplace Act. 102 Stat. 4305-4308.
54 Fed. Reg. 4946 (1989)
Controlled Substances Ac t; 21 U.S.C. 812 and 21 CFR 1308.11 through 1308.15

Litchfield Board of Education
Regulation Adopted: 2/11/1992
Regulation Reviewed: 10/1/1998, 8/10/2011
Regulation Revised: 12/10/2020

[1] For the purposes of this policy, "controlled substance" is defined as such substances as are listed in schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Ac t; 21 U.S.C. 812 and as further defined in federal regulations at 21 CFR 1308.11 through 1308.15.

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