The Board of Education prohibits the illegal, improper or unauthorized manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or any controlled substances in the workplace. The use of alcohol in the workplace is prohibited at all times. “Workplace” shall mean any site on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities including field trips, or any place in which an employee is working within the scope of his/her employment or duties. “Alcohol or other controlled substances” shall include all drugs which are banned or controlled under federal or state law, including but not limited to alcohol, inhalants, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, PCP, amphetamines, heroin, steroids, look-alikes, and any of those substances commonly referred to as “designer drugs.” Designer drugs are those substances which have been designed and synthesized to mimic the intended effects and usages of, and which are chemically substantially similar to, substances controlled by federal and/or state law as exemplified above.
These controlled substances shall also include those for which a physician’s prescription is required and over-the-counter drugs as well as any other chemical substance which is deliberately ingested to produce psychological or physiological effects, other than accepted foods or beverages.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall implement related regulations which outline the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Cross-ref: 3230, Organization Chart
9610, Staff Substance Abuse
Ref: Drug-Free Workplace Act (DFWA), P.L. 100-690
Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 812
21 CFR 1300.11-1300.15
34 CFR Part 85 (U.S. Dept. of Ed. Regulations under the DFWA)
Civil Service Law §75
Education Law §3020-a
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers v. Board of Education,
70 NY2d 57 (1987)
Adopted October 9, 2001
Re-adopted February 9, 2010
Revised, Adopted November 7, 2012
Reviewed and Adopted March 3, 2020