Spearfish School District 40-2
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE POLICY
Student and employee safety is a paramount concern to the Spearfish School Board. Employees under the influence of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances are a serious risk to themselves, to students and to other employees. Therefore, the school board will not tolerate the unlawful manufacture, use, possession, sale, distribution or being under the influence of alcohol and other drugs by an on-duty employee. Employees who use prescription drugs authorized by a licensed physician do not violate this policy if the employees conform to the prescription and appropriate school policies. Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action which may include dismissal. Each employee of the district is hereby notified that, as a condition of employment, the employee must abide by the terms of this policy and will report to the superintendent any criminal drug state convictions for any drug violation (occurring in or on the premises of this school district or while engaged in regular employment) no later than five (5) days after such conviction.
Within thirty (30) days after receipt of such notification, the district will take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include suspension or termination of employment, requiring the employee to participate in drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation programs and possible referral for prosecution.
The school board recognizes that employees who have a drug abuse problem should be encouraged to seek professional assistance. An employee who requests assistance shall be given a list of local treatment facilities or agencies in the community.
When a staff member has consumed alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs off school property; and/or before a school activity, the staff member will not be allowed on school property or to participate in school activities. Staff members who violate this regulation may be subject to the same disciplinary sanctions as for possession or consumption on school property.
The Spearfish School Board hereby commits itself to a continuing good faith effort to maintain a drug-free work place.
A copy of this policy shall be given to all present and future employees.
Adopted June 11, 1990
Revised April 11, 1994
Reviewed December 14, 1998
Revised January 12,2004
Reviewed December 11, 2006
Legal Ref: Drug-free Work Place Act of 1988, 34 CFT Part 85, Subpart F