Policy 9020: Drug and Alcohol Employee Policy

The Chappaqua Central School District recognizes that the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription drugs and alcohol can be a serious problem with legal, physical and social implications for the entire community. It is the policy of the School District to maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace to ensure a safe working environment for all employees, as well as the effective and efficient delivery of services to School District residents. The School District is committed to making a good faith effort to maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

No employee shall distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, malt beverage, fortified wine, or other intoxicating liquor or unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, anabolic steroid or any other controlled substance, as defined by schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. §812) and as further defined by regulation at 21 C.F.R. (Code of Federal Regulations) 1300.11 through 1300.15, before, during, or after school hours at school or in any other school district location as defined below.

"School district location" means in any school building and on any school premises; in any school-owned vehicle or in any other school approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property at 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; or during any period of time such employee is supervising students on behalf of the school district.

As a condition of employment in any federal grant, each employee who is engaged either directly or indirectly in performance of a federal grant shall abide by the terms of this policy and shall notify his or her supervisor in writing of his or her conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in any of the places listed above on which work on a school district federal grant is performed, no later than five (5) calendar days after such a conviction.

Any employee who violates the terms of the school district's drug and alcohol policy may be required to participate in a drug abuse or rehabilitation program approved by the Board. The employee may be subject to discipline under State law and regulations up to and including termination of employment consistent with law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Adopted by Board of Education: February 5, 1991


  • June 4, 1991
  • January 13, 1998