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

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

  • 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