2110 - Employee Drug Policy

(Adopted March 10, 2015)


Board Policy—
   The Board recognizes that the unlawful use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcohol, narcotics, or other dangerous drugs is illegal according to federal and Utah State Law and constitutes a hazard to students. The Board encourages the development and implementation of programs which will provide information on the harmful effects and aid in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. The Board supports programs that coordinate school and parent cooperation in attempting to prevent problems of drug abuse and support programs that assist parents in seeking outside professional help from public and private educational and rehabilitative programs.
   The Board delegates to the Administration responsibility for providing educational prevention programs, procedures for violations, support for employees, students and their families in all efforts of drug and alcohol prevention.

Administrative Policy—
   The Administration recognizes the need to reduce the risk of use and the abuse of illegal substances among employees and students. Therefore, the use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs, counterfeit substances, and all associated paraphernalia is prohibited at school and on any School district location.
       Utah Code Ann. § 58-37-1 et seq.

Employee Drug Policy—
   No employee shall distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, malt beverage or fortified wine or other intoxicating liquor or unlawfully manufacturer, distribute, dispense, possess or use or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, anabolic steroid or any other controlled substance, as defined in the Utah Controlled Substances Act, schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. § 812) and as further defined by regulation at 21 C.F.R. 1300.11 through 1300.15, before, during or after school hours at school or in any other school district location as defined below.
    Utah Code Ann. § 58-37-1 et seq.

School District Location Defined—
   “School district location” means in any school building or on any school premises; on any school-owned vehicle or in any other school-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property at any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district; or during any period of time such employee is supervising students on behalf of the school district or otherwise engaged in school district business.

Notification of Conviction—
   As a condition of employment in any federal grant, each employee who is
engaged either directly or indirectly in performance of a federal grant shall abide by
the terms of this policy and shall notify his or her supervisor in writing of his or her
conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in any of the places
listed above on which work on school district federal grant is performed, no later
than five (5) calendar days after such conviction.

 

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