Employees of Dorchester School District Two and visitors to the District shall not use tobacco products in any form at any time in District facilities or in school buses.
This policy also includes the use of such products by employees on duty at school functions and activities.
Drug Free Workplace
No employee will unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use any drug on or in the workplace. “Drug” means any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance as defined by the act and regulation cited below.
“Workplace” means the site for the performance of work done for the school district. That includes any school building or any school premises and any school-owned vehicle or any other school approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities. It also includes off-school property during any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or function such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district.
As a condition of employment, each employee engaged in the performance of work for the district will notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above. The employee must notify the supervisor no later than five days after such conviction.
As a condition of employment, each employee must abide by the terms of the school district policy respecting a drug-free workplace.
An employee who violates the terms of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, non renewal, suspension or termination at the discretion of the Board.
The Board will take such action in accordance with district policies and regulations as well as applicable state and federal law.
The Board directs the administration to establish a drug-free awareness program in the district to include information on the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, the district’s policy on a drug-free workplace, and any drug counseling available to employees as well as any available rehabilitation and employee assistance programs.