400-415 Chemical Use/Abuse


SERIES: 400 Employees/Personnel
SUBJECT: 415 Chemical Use/Abuse

(Note:  This policy reflects mandatory provisions of state and federal law and is not discretionary.)

The following definitions shall be used to clarify this policy:

  1. “Chemical abuse” means use of any psychoactive or mood-altering chemical substance, without compelling medical reason, in a manner that induces mental, emotional, or physical impairment and causes socially dysfunctional or socially disordering behavior, to the extent that the student’s normal function in academic, school, or social activities is chronically impaired.
  2. “Chemicals” includes but is not limited to alcohol, toxic substances, and controlled substances as defined in school board policy Drug-Free Work-place/Drug-Free School.
  3. “School location” includes any school building or on any school premises; on any school-owned vehicle or in any other school-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off-school property at any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or functions, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district; or during any period of time such employee is supervising students on behalf of the school district or otherwise engaged in school district business.

Use of controlled substances, toxic substances, and alcohol is prohibited at any school district location in accordance with school district policies with respect to Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School.

The school district shall provide age appropriate developmentally based drug and alcohol prevention and education programs that address the legal, social, personal, and health consequences of chemicals, promote a sense of individual responsibility, and provide information about effective techniques for resisting peer pressure to use chemicals.

The superintendent shall notify any federal granting agency required to be notified under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 within ten (10) days after receiving notice of a conviction of an employee for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the conviction shall report the same to the superintendent.

Legal References:
M.S. 126.031-126.037 (Chemical Abuse)
M.S. 121A.40-121A.56 (Pupil Fair Dismissal Act)
M.S. 144.343 (Pregnancy, Venereal Disease, Alcohol/Drug Abuse)
41 U.S.C. 701-707 (Drug-Free Workplace Act f 1988)
21 U.S.C. 7101-7143 (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994)
34 C.F.R. Part 85 (Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace)

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