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This school district supports the "Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988" (P.L. 100-690) and all employees must individually certify their understanding of the following conditions of employment and this act:


   1.       Each employee is hereby notified that the unlawful manufac­ture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a con­trolled substance is prohibited in all workstations in the school district.  Such action is prohibited by any employee during that employee's work hours or in the performance of any duties for the school system.


   2.       Employees are further notified that as a condition of their employment, they are required to abide by the terms of this policy and that violation of any requirement will result in appropriate disciplinary action that may include (a) probation, (b) suspension, and/or (c) termination.  Employees may be required to satisfactorily par­ticipate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation pro­gram as approved for such proposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.


   3.       It shall be the responsibility of the employee to report to the district any and all convictions of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days following such conviction.  The district must also notify the federal contracting officer or grant source (if any) within ten (10) days after receiving notification from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction.  Appropriate personnel action shall follow such disclosure within 30 days of such notice.


   4.       Each employee will attend a district drug-free awareness program at which employees will be informed about:


             A.   The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;

             B.   The district policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;

             C.   Available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs;

             D.   Penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace.


It is a requirement of the board of education that each current employee receive a copy of this policy and that all new applicants receive a copy of this policy upon a conditional offer of employment.  This policy statement shall be pub­lished in appropriate documents for proper distribution, and shall be posted at a prominent employee access area.


The district must also demonstrate a good faith effort to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs 1-4, above.




This is to certify that on ____________________, I received a copy of this policy pertaining to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, P.L. 101-226, from the Tannehill  Board of Education.





                                                                                                            Employee's Signature