Wicomico County Board of Education

Wicomico County Board of Education ADM-HRR-PL-018 B. The possession, use, and/or distribution of alcohol, controlled substances, or related paraphernalia are strictly prohibited on WCPS facilities and/or at any school-sponsored activity regardless of location. C. School officials shall notify appropriate law enforcement agencies if they believe a violation of the criminal law has taken place. D. Any investigations or inquiries into possible violation of this policy will be done in a confidential manner. E. When appropriate, WCPS will provide opportunity for assistance through its Employee Assistance Program (EAP). At the request of the employee, additional counseling may be provided by referral to other public agencies offering such services. F. Not included as “in possession” is any substance that has been prescribed by a licensed physician and is present only in the dosage or amounts prescribed. This includes any instruments needed for the administration of the prescribed substance. The employee is responsible for securing such medications and/or instruments to ensure that they are not accessible to students or other employees. G. It is the policy of WCBOE that any employee found in violation of Maryland State Law, Federal Law, or Board of Education Policy relating to possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and/or controlled substances or related paraphernalia shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination. Related Documents • ADM-HRR-PL-011, Disclosure of Criminal Conviction Policy • ADM-HRR-PL-016, Violation of Criminal Laws Policy Approval Status Index Code Title: Employee Alcohol, Controlled Substance, and Drug-Free Workplace Policy ADM-HRR-PL-018 First Adopted: 03/10/15 Legal Review: 03/03/15 Approved Revisions: 03/10/15 Effective: 03/11/15 Page 2 of 2 W ICOMICO C OUNTY B OARD OF E DUCATION 101 L ONG A VE , P.O. B OX 1538, S ALISBURY , MD 21802