Policy ADB: Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools

It is the policy of the School Committee to comply with theregulatory requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988and the requirements of Section 5145 of the Federal Drug-Free Schoolsand Communities Act of 1989. Specifically, it is the School Committee’spolicy:

  • To notify all employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace, that such action will lead to disciplinary action including possible dismissal, and that a drug-free awareness program will be established to inform employees of the requirements of this new legislation.
  • To adopt and implement a certifiable program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees in accordance with the requirements specified in Section 5145.

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
    The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

    Region Voted to Approve: 8/14/90
    Amherst Voted to Approve: 8/21/90
    Pelham Voted to Approve: 9/4/90
    Effective Date: 8/14/90