Stevensville School District 

PERSONNEL                                          5226

Drug-Free Workplace

All District workplaces are drug and alcohol-free.  All employees are prohibited from:

  • Unlawfully manufacturing, dispensing, distributing, possessing, using, or being under the influence of a controlled substance while on District premises or while performing work for the District, including employees possessing a “medical marijuana” card.
  • Distributing, consuming, using, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol while on District premises or while performing work for the District.

For purposes of this policy, a controlled substance is one that is:

  • Not legally obtainable;
  • Being used in a manner other than as prescribed;
  • Legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained; or
  • Referenced in federal or state controlled-substance acts.

As a condition of employment, each employee will:

  • Abide by the terms of the District policy respecting a drug- and alcohol-free workplace; and
  • Notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction under any criminal drug statute, for a violation occurring on District premises or while performing work for the District, no later than five (5) days after such conviction.

In order to make employees aware of dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, the District will endeavor to:

  • Provide each employee with a copy of the District drug- and alcohol-free workplace policy;
  • Post notice of the District drug- and alcohol-free workplace policy in a place where other information for employees is posted;
  • Enlist the aid of community and state agencies with drug and alcohol informational and rehabilitation programs, to provide information to District employees; and
  • Inform employees of available drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation, reentry, and any employee-assistance programs.

District Action Upon Violation of Policy

An employee who violates this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, including termination.  Alternatively, the Board may require an employee to successfully complete an appropriate drug- or alcohol-abuse, employee-assistance rehabilitation program.

The Board will take disciplinary action with respect to an employee convicted of a drug offense in the workplace, within thirty (30) days of receiving notice of a conviction.

Should District employees be engaged in the performance of work under a federal contract or grant, or under a state contract or grant, the Superintendent will notify the appropriate state or federal agency from which the District receives contract or grant moneys of an employee’s conviction, within ten (10) days after receiving notice of the conviction.

Legal Reference:

  • 41 USC 702, 703, 706                        Drug-free workplace requirements for Federal grant recipients
  • Johnson v. Columbia Falls Aluminum Company LLC, 2009 MT 108N.
  • 50-46-205(20(b), MCA Limitations of Medical Marijuana Act

Policy History:

Adopted on:    February 2002
Revised on:     March 8, 2011