SUBSTANCE-FREE WORKPLACE

 

The district is committed to providing an employment environment that is safe and provides appropriate motivation to ensure a creative and productive work force. To this end, the district unequivocally endorses the philosophy that the workplace should be free from the detrimental effects of illicit drugs and alcohol.

 

It is unlawful, and, therefore, absolutely prohibited for any employee of the district to engage in the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school premises or are a part of any of the school's activities.

 

As used in this policy, prohibition against the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school premises or as a part of any of the school's activities shall mean, but not be limited to the following:

  1. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of any substance which is declared by the State of Nebraska or any other applicable law to be an illicit substance.
  2. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol on school premises or as a part of any of the school's activities.

 

The term “school premises” shall mean any property whether owned, leased, or in other manner under the control of the Board of Education of the district.

 

The phrase “as a part of any of the school's activities” shall mean any activity or enterprise carried out in whole or in part under the auspices of the district.

 

The district will biennially review its entire program pertaining to the prevention of the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees to determine the effectiveness of the program and to implement such changes to the program as are deemed needed.

 

The superintendent shall undertake such study as is deemed appropriate to determine whether this program is accomplishing its intended goals. If the superintendent determines that changes are necessary or desirable in the program, the superintendent shall, on or before the regular July meeting of the Board of Education, present to the Board of Education such changes as are proposed by the administration in the program of the district.

 

The superintendent will keep a statistical report of all violations of the district's policies and programs prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs by students and employees on the school district's property or as a part of any of the district's activities. The Superintendent shall at least annually provide a report to the Board of Education consisting of at least the following:

 

 

Approved _______________ Reviewed ______________ Revised _______________

 

  1. The date and nature of any incidents of non‑compliance with the district's policies pertaining to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs by students or employees.

 

  1. The nature of any sanction carried out against any such person in violation of such policies.

 

  1. A brief description of any treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation that any such individual in violation of any such policy shall have undertaken and whether such undertaking was voluntary or involuntary.

 

Legal Reference:         P.L. 101-226, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

                                         Amendments of 1989,

41 U.S.C. §§ 701-707 (1994).

                                    42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. (1994).

                                    34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (1996).

 

Cross Reference:         405      Employee Conduct and Appearance