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PF 4872 Alcohol and Illicit Drugs

The District prohibits all employees from the possession, distribution, or presence under the influence of alcohol and non-prescribed controlled substances while on school premises. This prohibition is exemplified by Policy 4870 Drug-Free Workplace and Policy/Regulation 4871 Driver Drug Testing. Violation of this policy as well as Policies 4870 and 4871 will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. In addition, such violation may result in substantially reduced or forfeiture of workers compensation benefits where the use of substances prohibited by this policy was in conjunction with or related to a work place injury.

Post Accident Drug / Alcohol Testing

Employees under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances while on duty are a serious risk to themselves, to students, to other employees, and to District property. Where an employee holding a safety sensitive position is involved in an accident producing injury, the District will require the employee to submit to post injury alcohol/drug testing.

Post accident testing will be utilized after any accident

  • involving the loss of life;

  • resulting from a violation of Board Policy or Regulations, or municipal, state, or federal law;

  • which results in an injury to a person who receives medical treatment;

  • resulting in disabling damage to any motor vehicle or piece of District equipment;

  • resulting from a violation of a safety regulation or safety directive.

Refusal to submit to post injury testing will result in disciplinary action up to, and including termination, and may result in forfeiture of Workers Compensation benefits for injuries related to the request for testing.

Employees holding a non-safety sensitive position will be subject to post accident drug testing where a District administrator has sufficient cause to suspect the employee's use of alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance producing accident, in conjunction with or related to a work place testing. Such post accident testing will be utilized in the instance of the occurrence of any of the five instances set forth in this policy.

Safety Sensitive Positions:

The following list of positions are hereby classified as "safety sensitive" due to the serious risk of harm that can result from performing said job duties while impaired by drugs or alcohol; therefore, employees occupying such positions are subject to drug testing in accordance with published Board Policies and Regulations:

  • Food service employees.

  • Transportation employees.

  • Custodial employees.

  • Maintenance employees (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing).

  • Any district employee whose job duties involve the performance of supervising children, including, but not limited to teachers, teachers' aides, lunchroom/playground monitors, etc.

Last modified: May 16, 2006

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