GAOB Drug Free Schools

GAOB  Drug Free Schools  (See JDDA and LDD)                      GAOB-1

           The unlawful possession, use, sale or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by school employees on school premises or as a part of any school activity is prohibited.  This policy is required  by the 1989 amendments to the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, P.L. 102-226, 103 St. 1928.

               Employee Conduct

               As a condition of continued employment in the district, all employees shall abide by the terms of this policy.  Employees shall not unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use illicit drugs, controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages on district property or at any school activity.  Compliance with the terms of this policy is mandatory.  Employees who are found violating the terms of this policy will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officers.  Additionally, an employee who violates the terms of this policy will be subject to any of the following sanctions:

               1. Short term suspension with pay;


               2. Short term suspension without pay;


               3. Long term suspension without pay;


               4. Required participation in a drug and alcohol education, treat ment,

                   counseling, or rehabilitation program.


               5. Termination or dismissal from employment.

                       Prior to applying sanctions under this policy, employees will be afforded due process rights to which they are entitled under their contracts or the provisions of Kansas law.  Nothing in this policy is intended to diminish the right of the district to take any other disciplinary action which is provided

GAOB      Drug Free Schools                                                  GAOB-2


for in district policies or the negotiated agreement.  This policy is not intended to change any right, duty or responsibilities in the current negotiated agreement.

               If it is agreed that an employee shall enter into and complete a drug education or rehabilitation program, the cost of such program will be borne by the employee.    Employees are responsible for contacting the directors of the programs to determine the cost and length of the program, and for enrolling in the programs.


Approved:  10/14/12