Policy - 0170 Substance Abuse

The School Board recognizes alcoholism and drug abuse as treatable illnesses. When such illnesses impair the performance of staff members, the Board recognizes the responsibility to assist in the treatment of those illnesses.

A staff member having an illness or other problem relating to the use of alcohol or other drugs will receive the same careful consideration and offer of assistance that is presently extended to staff members having any other illness.

The responsibility to correct unsatisfactory job performance or behavior resulting from a suspected health problem rests with the staff member. Failure to do so, for whatever reason, will result in appropriate corrective or disciplinary action as determined by the Board.

No staff member will have his/her job security or promotion opportunities jeopardized by his/her request for counseling or referral assistance.

Staff members who suspect they may have an alcohol or other drug abuse problem are encouraged to seek counseling and information on a confidential basis by contacting resources available for such service.

This policy applies to all staff members.

I.C. 20-26-5-4

REVIEWED 08/29/14
REVISED 12/09/2016