No employee engaged in work for the District shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use on or in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcohol or any other controlled substance 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 a school building or school premises; a school-owned vehicle or a school-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; and off school property during a 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 District.
Employees shall notify their supervisor of the employee's conviction under any criminal drug status for a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above, no later than five (5) days after such conviction.
Employees shall abide by the terms of this policy respecting a drug-free workplace. Failure to abide by this policy may lead to discipline, including termination from employment with the District. An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by the Board. If the employee fails to successfully participate in such a program, the employee may be subject to discipline, including termination. Furthermore, the District may choose not to require participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program and move directly to discipline, including termination.
The district office shall be responsible for publication and dissemination of this policy to each employee.