FILE:  GAMD

Cf:  GAMEA, GAMEB

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

 

 

Grant Parish School Board is dedicated to providing and maintaining a drug-free workplace as defined in the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in or on School Board property presents serious risks and problems for employees with resulting negative effects on students, co-workers, and the public.  The intent of this policy is to prohibit unlawful actions related to illegal controlled substances in the workplace by employees.

 

The Grant Parish School Board recognizes that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to the goals of the School Board.  The Grant Parish School Board has established policies that balance respect for individuals with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE CERTIFICATION

 

In order for Grant Parish School Board to meet the requirements for certification that are required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 34 CFR Part 84, Subpart F, the School Board shall:

 

  1. Publish this document as a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace and specific actions will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition.

  2. Establish a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:

 

  1. the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace

  2. the policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace

  3. the availability of drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance program

  4. the penalties that may be imposed upon employees if drug abuse violations occur in the workplace

 

  1. Make it a requirement that each employee who is engaged by the Grant Parish School Board be given a copy of this policy and sign a document yearly that he/she has read and received this document.

  2. Notify all regular employees and substitute employees in the statement required by paragraph (1) that, as a condition of employment, the employee shall:

 

  1. abide by the terms of the statement

  2. notify the School Board of any criminal drug statute conviction for violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction

 

  1. Notify the appropriate federal agency within ten (10) days after receiving notice under subparagraph (4) (B) from an employee or otherwise receive actual notice of such conviction.

  2. Take appropriate personnel action against such an employee up to and including termination, within thirty (30) days of receiving notice under subparagraph (4) (B) with respect to any employee who is so convicted.

  3. Any person convicted of a drug-related offense outside of the workplace shall have his/her employment terminated.

  4. Make a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of the above criteria.

 

(The term "workplace" for the purpose of this Drug-Free Workplace policy and for certification that Grant Parish School Board maintains a drug-free workplace shall mean any Grant Parish School Board property or any other site used for the performance of work done in connection with employment by the School Board.)

 

COVERED WORKERS AND APPLICABILITY

 

Any individual who conducts business for the School Board, is applying for a position, or is conducting business on the School Board’s property is covered by this and other related substance abuse policies.  The policy includes, but is not limited to exempt and non-exempt employees.  This policy is intended to apply whenever anyone is representing or conducting business for the School Board.  Therefore, this policy applies during all working hours, whenever conducting business or representing the School Board, and while on School Board premises.

 

TYPES OF TESTING

 

Substance abuse/alcohol tests may be administered for employees on the following grounds:

 

  1. Pre-employment;

  2. Return-to-duty;

  3. Reasonable suspicion;

  4. Post-accident;

  5. Random;

  6. As otherwise allowed by law.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Employees found to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at work shall be immediately removed from their assignments.  Continued employment of individuals with problems resulting from the use of alcohol or drugs shall depend on the seriousness of the condition and the employee’s willingness to seek and respond to treatment.  Any employee found to be selling or distributing unauthorized drugs or alcohol shall be subject to immediate termination.

 

Revised:  August, 1991 Revised:  September, 2000
Revised:  December, 1992 Recoded:  February, 2003
Revised:  August, 1994 Revised:  June, 2015
Revised:  February, 1996  

 

 

Ref:    20 USC 7101 et seq. (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

21 USC 812 (Schedules of controlled substances)

41 USC 8101 et seq. (Drug-Free Workplace)

21 CFR 1308.11 (Schedules of controlled substances)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:240, 17:405, 40:961, 40:962, 40:963, 40:964, 40:967, 40:968, 40:969, 40:970, 40:971, 40:971.1

Board minutes, 8-2-90, 6-6-91, 11-2-95, 6-2-15, 9-1-15

 

Grant Parish School Board