The Board of Education, recognizing that students are often influenced by teachers and other members of a school’s staff, impresses upon staff members the importance of maintaining a high level of professionalism appropriate to their position, which, in turn, shall set a positive example for students.
The Board, therefore, prohibits the consumption, sharing and/or selling, use and/or possession of illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, drug paraphernalia for the use of such drugs or alcoholic beverages in the workplace, or when the effects of such drugs and/or alcohol use may impair an employee’s job performance. Non-medical use of prescription drugs shall also be disallowed.
Information about any drug and alcohol counseling and/or rehabilitation programs shall be made available to employees. Data will also include the range of penalties (consistent with local, state and federal law) up to and including termination of employment and referral for prosecution that will be imposed on employees who have transgressed the terms of this policy.
Additionally, confidentiality shall be ensured as required by state and federal law.
The Superintendent/designee shall periodically review the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program to determine its effectiveness and support appropriate modifications, as needed.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
20 USC Section 7101 et seq. Civil Service Law Section 75
Education Law Sections 913, 1711(2)(e), 2508(5) and 3020-a
NOTE: Refer also to Policies #3410 — Code of Conduct on School Property
#7320 — Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students)
District Code of Conduct
Adopted December 6, 2016