All District workplaces are drug-and alcohol-free workplaces. All employees are prohibited from engaging in any of the following activities while on District premises or while performing work for the District:
For purposes of this policy a controlled substance is one that is:
As a condition of employment, each employee shall:
Unless otherwise prohibited by this policy, prescription and over-the-counter medications are not prohibited when taken in standard dosages and/or according to prescriptions from the employee’s licensed health care provider, provided that an employee’s work performance is not impaired.
To make employees aware of dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, the Superintendent or designee shall perform each of the following:
All employees are covered by the conduct prohibitions contained in policy 8:30, Visitors to and Conduct on School Property. The prohibition on the use of tobacco products applies both (1) when an employee is on school property, and (2) while an employee is performing work for the District at a school event regardless of the event’s location. Tobacco shall have the meaning provided in section 10-20.5b of the School Code.
District Action Upon Violation of Policy
An employee who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, including termination. Alternatively, the Board may require an employee to successfully complete an appropriate drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation program.
The Board of Education shall take disciplinary action with respect to an employee convicted of a drug offense in the workplace within 30 days after receiving notice of the conviction.
Should District employees be engaged in the performance of work under a federal contract or grant, or under a State contract or grant of $5,000 or more, the Superintendent shall notify the appropriate State or federal agency from which the District receives contract or grant monies of the employee's conviction within 10 days after receiving notice of the conviction.
LEGAL REF.: Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12114.
Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, 410 ILCS 130/.
Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §812; 21 C.F.R. 1308.11-1308.15.
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41 U.S.C. §701 et seq.
Safe and Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1994, 20 U.S.C. §7101 et seq.
Drug-Free Workplace Act, 30 ILCS 580/.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.5b
CROSS REF.: 8:30 (Visitors to and Conduct on School Property)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
REVISED: June 27, 2011
August 19, 2013
January 26, 2015