The Richland Parish School Board is dedicated to providing a drug-free workplace for its employees and all the students within its authority.  Toward that end, the unlawful manufacture, distributions, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in or on any and all property of the Richland Parish School Board by any employee or student shall be prohibited.  Employees and students violating such a prohibition shall be subject to the appropriate disciplinary action.  Such action may include, but not necessarily be limited to suspension, termination, or mandatory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program.


All employees of the Richland Parish School Board shall be given a copy of this policy and as a condition of employment, shall agree to abide by the conditions contained herewith.  The employee also agrees to notify the School Board of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.


The Richland Parish School Board will notify the appropriate governmental agencies within ten (10) days after receiving notice of such conviction and will take action against the offending employee within thirty (30) days.


The Board shall also establish a drug-free awareness program and shall make a good faith effort to maintain a drug free workplace.  Employees, students and parents shall be notified of the provisions of the Board's Drug Prevention Program.



Ref:    20 USC 7101 et seq. (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities)

21 USC 812 (Schedules of Controlled Substances)

41 USC 8101 et seq. (Drug-Free Workplace)

21 CFR 1308.11 et seq. (Schedules of controlled substances)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:91.7, 17:240, 17:402, 17:403, 17:404, 17:405, 40:961, 40:962, 40:963, 40:964, 40:967, 40:968, 40:969, 40:970, 40:971, 40:971.1

Board minutes, 3-1-93, 10-4-94


Richland Parish School Board