566P - Alcohol/Controlled Substances Testing Policy

  • It is the policy of the School Board of Frederick County, Virginia, to provide a work place free of alcohol and controlled substances, and to take reasonable measures to ensure that alcohol and controlled substance use does not jeopardize the safety and health of its employees or the safety of the students, or the success of its operation.

    The presence of alcohol or controlled substances and the influence of these substances on employees during working hours is inconsistent with the Frederick County Public Schools commitment to a drug-free work place and will not be tolerated.

    The Federal Department of Transportation, Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 40, 382, 391, and 395, and any subsequent amendments, requires alcohol and controlled substances testing of safety-sensitive employees in the motor carrier industry who possess a Commercial Drivers License.

    In accordance with the aforementioned act and consistent with the terms and conditions therein, the School Board of Frederick County, Virginia, authorizes the implementation of an alcohol and controlled substances testing process for all safety-sensitive employees who must possess a Commercial Drivers License in order to perform their assigned responsibilities, effective January 1, 1995.

    The superintendent shall promulgate regulations to assure full compliance.


    Legal Reference(s):
    Public Law 102-143, Title V


    Adopted: November 1, 1994