Policy 404.06

Substance Free Workplace

Since a primary concern of the district is the health of the students and employees, a smoke free environment will be administered within the district. The board expects the school district and its employees to remain substance free.

All district-owned school buildings, facilities, surrounding grounds and vehicles will be designated as smoke free. The use of any form of tobacco or nicotine or vapor products such as e-cigarettes will be prohibited. Additionally, no employee shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use, or be under the influence of in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance or alcoholic beverage as defined by federal or state law. “Workplace” includes school district facilities, premises and vehicles. “Workplace” also includes nonschool property if the employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity such as field trips or athletic events.

Any employee convicted of any crime relating to the possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or drugs must notify the superintendent or designee no later than one business day after the conviction.  Failure to timely notify may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Appropriate signs will be placed at the entrances to all buildings and facilities advising all persons that smoking or the use of tobacco or nicotine in any form is prohibited.

Employee violations of this policy could lead to disciplinary action. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations to implement this policy.

Legal Reference:
P.L. 101-126, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989
41 U.S.C. 701-707 (1994)
34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (1996)

Adopted: August 12, 1996
Revised: May 9, 2005

Revised:  June 2, 2014
Revised: September 11, 2017