To help ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment for our employees and others, to protect school property, and to ensure efficient operations, GRACE Christian School maintains a workplace free of drugs and alcohol. This policy applies to all employees and other individuals who perform work for the school. This applies whether on our campuses or while attending school trips or activities.

The unlawful or unauthorized use, abuse, solicitation, theft, possession, transfer, purchase, sale or distribution of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia or alcohol by an individual anywhere on school premises, while on school business (whether or not on school premises) or while representing the school, is strictly prohibited. Employees and other individuals who work for the school also are prohibited from reporting to work or working while they are using or under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substances, which may impact the employee’s ability to perform their job or otherwise pose safety concerns, except when the use is pursuant to a licensed medical practitioner’s instructions and the licensed medical practitioner authorized the employee or individual to report to work. However, this does not extend any right to report to work under the influence of medical marijuana or to use medical marijuana as a defense to a positive drug test, to the extent the employee is subject to any drug testing requirement, to the extent permitted by and in accordance with applicable law.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.

The school maintains a policy of non-discrimination and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations to assist individuals recovering from substance and alcohol dependencies, and those who have a medical history which reflects treatment for substance abuse conditions. However, employees may not request an accommodation to avoid discipline for a policy violation. We encourage employees to seek assistance before their substance abuse or alcohol misuse renders them unable to perform the essential functions of their jobs, or jeopardizes the health and safety of any school employee, including themselves.

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