GBED - Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Code: GBED
Adopted: 8/13/97

The Board seeks to provide a safe and drug-free work and educational environment for employees and students and to control costs associated with workplace and school site accidents.  The district also recognizes that all school employees have a duty to serve as positive role models for students.  Therefore, the Board authorizes screening potential employees for evidence of current use of illegal drugs.

All candidates selected for employment (regular and temporary), including former employees selected for rehire, must satisfactorily complete screening tests for illegal drug use prior to the district presenting a final offer of employment.  All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate successfully passing the district’s drug screening test.

Drug testing expenses shall be paid by the candidate.  The district will reimburse individuals for actual drug test costs incurred when test results are negative.

Information the district receives regarding medical examinations and drug testing will be collected and maintained on separate forms and in separate files apart from personnel files.  All such records will be kept confidential, maintained for a minimum of one year and released only in accordance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act or other applicable laws.


Legal Reference(s)

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Sections 12101-12213; 29 CFR Part 1630 (2000); 28 CFR Part 35 (2000).
Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, 49 U.S.C. Sections 31301-31317; 49 CFR Parts 40, 382 and 391-395 (2000).

Cross Reference(s)

GDC - Recruitment of Classified Staff