HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WENHAM, MA

G7003

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District has recognized in the past the importance of maintaining a workplace which is drug and alcohol free to enhance the welfare of employees and students, The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, requires the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District to certify that it maintains a drug-free workplace as a condition of receiving federal grants and contracts. The requirements of this law give the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District the opportunity to reaffirm the following policy and its commitment to a workplace free of drugs and alcohol.

It is the policy of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District to maintain an alcohol-free and drug-free workplace. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances or alcohol is prohibited while on duty or on school department property. Any violations of this policy will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate suspension and dismissal.

It is a condition of employment that each employee abide by this policy and notify the Superintendent of Schools of any criminal drug conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace within five (5) days of such a conviction. The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District has an obligation to notify the appropriate federal agency within ten (10) days of receiving such a notice of conviction. The Superintendent of Schools will take disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

LEGAL REFS: The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988

Adopted: June 6, 2013

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