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GB5 – Drug Free Workplace

Albuquerque Public Schools prohibits the sale, use, possession, transfer of, or being under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, hallucinogens, inhalants, or drugs or possession of drug paraphernalia by an Albuquerque Public Schools employee in the workplace, on district property or at any district-sponsored activity.  Any employee found to be engaging in any of the above behaviors shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures.

All sworn Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department personnel, regardless of rank or title, and all civilian personnel assigned to evidence technician duties shall submit to random mandatory drug testing.

As a condition of employment individual employees shall notify their supervisor within five (5) business days if they are convicted of a criminal controlled-drug statute violation occurring in the workplace. Failure by an employee to report such a conviction may be grounds for disciplinary action. Supervisors who become aware of a conviction of an employee for a criminal controlled-drug statute violation occurring in the workplace shall immediately notify the superintendent, or his/her designee, in compliance with federal law.

The district shall educate employees about provisions of this policy and related administrative procedural directives, available district and community counseling and referral services and the penalties involved for drug violation convictions.

Administrative Position: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources /Chief         Operations Officer

Department Director: Executive Director of Staffing and Employee Relations


Legal Cross Ref.:

  • Public Law 100-690
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
  • Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, as amended in 1989

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: GBEC

Approved: October 4, 1989
Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Revised: June 19, 1991
Revised: December 18, 1991
Reviewed: May 4, 1994
Approved: June 1, 1994
Revised: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Revised: April 2001
Reviewed: July 12, 2011
Revised: July 20, 2011
Reviewed: August 14, 2014
Revised: August 21, 2013

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