Brockton Public Schools
School Committee Policy
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988 - GBEC-E
The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires federal government contractors to take specific and affirmative steps to ensure a drug-free workplace. One of the act’s central provisions requires employers to prepare and distribute an anti-drug policy statement prohibiting any drug related activity in the workplace. The Brockton Public Schools’ policy regarding the work related effects of drug use and the unlawful possession of controlled substances is as follows:
- Employees are expected and required to report to work on time and in appropriate mental and physical condition for work. It is our intent and obligation to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe and secure work environment.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance on school department premises or while conducting school business off school premises is absolutely prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination, and may necessarily involve legal action.
- As mandated by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, employees must, as a condition of employment, abide by the terms of the above policy and report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off school premises while conducting school business. A report of a conviction must be made within five (5) days after the conviction.
- The school department recognizes drug abuse as a health, safety and security problem. Employees needing help in dealing with such problems are encouraged to use our employee benefits program and health insurance plans, as appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize any employee’s job.
Every administrator and supervisor will be responsible for posting this announcement and make available copies of the certification statement to each staff member. Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Office of the Superintendent.