429 – Drug And Alcohol-Free Workplace


No employee shall possess, use, be under the influence of, distribute, dispense, or manufacture any alcoholic beverage or controlled or illegal substance on school property, during work time, or at any student activity, except that an employee may take a controlled substance lawfully prescribed by a physician. Any violation of this policy shall be grounds for discipline, including immediate discharge.

Federal Grant Employees

Prohibition. In addition, no employee engaged in work in connection with a federal grant shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use, on or in the workplace, any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance as defined in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act and as further defined by federal regulation.
“Workplace” is defined to mean the site for the performance of work done in connection with a federal grant. This includes any building or any school premises, any school-owned or approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities, off school property during any schoolsponsored or approved activity, event, or function, where students are under the jurisdiction of the District where work on a federal grant is performed.

Reporting. As a condition of employment on any federal grant, each employee who is engaged in performance of a federal grant shall agree to abide by this policy and shall notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above, no later than five days after such conviction.

Sanctions. An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be suspended or discharged, at the discretion of the District and in accordance with law.
Notification. The Superintendent shall give a copy of this policy to each employee engaged in the performance of federal grants. The Superintendent shall also notify the granting agency within 10 days after receiving notice of a conviction.

Programs. The Superintendent shall also establish a drug-free awareness program to inform employees of this policy, possible sanctions for violation of this policy, of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, and of any available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee-assistance programs.

No Limitations. This policy is not intended to limit the rights of the District to discipline, including discharging, any employee who engages in an illegal act involving alcohol or drugs away from school when such violation adversely affects the employee’s ability to perform his/her duties. Further, the section on a drug-free workplace under federal grant programs shall not limit the District’s authority to prohibit other alcohol and drug-related behavior as set forth in this policy.

Date of Revision: February 25, 2002

Legal References: 279.8, 730.5, Code of Iowa; Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41 U.S.C. 701 et seq.; 34 C.F.R., Pt. 85


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