The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board recognizes the need to ensure both employees and students with a drug-free environment.  With this in mind, the following guidelines designed to ensure a drug-free place for employees have been established:


  1. The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, under the direction of the Superintendent, shall implement and maintain procedures to make all employees aware of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; the School System's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; the penalties for violation of the drug-free policy; and the programs available to employees who seek assistance with alcohol or other drugs abuse problems.

  2. Any employee who has an alcohol or drug abuse problem which they feel may affect work performance shall be encouraged to seek voluntary counseling or professional assistance.  Any information provided by the employee concerning this matter shall be deemed strictly confidential.  Upon the first request, any accumulated sick days or leave without pay may be used for such professional assistance.  Future requests shall be evaluated as needed.  Due process procedures for dismissal shall be held for all employees where inadequate job performance has been documented.

  3. The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of intoxicants, drugs or controlled substances by an employee while on the job, or on school system property or on school system buses or other school system vehicles shall result in immediate suspension without pay and recommendation for job termination.  Any illegal substances found in such circumstances shall be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

  4. All employees shall be given a copy of this policy and shall be thereby notified that any employee who is engaged in the performance of his/her duties under a federal grant shall, as a condition of employment, agree to abide by the terms of this policy and shall further agree to notify the Superintendent's Office of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.  The Superintendent or his/her designee shall  notify the granting agency within ten (10) days after receiving notice from an employee of such conviction and shall implement the terms of this policy within thirty (30) days of the conviction.

  5. The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall in good faith make every effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace.


Adopted:  June, 1990

Revised:  December, 1992

Revised:  August, 1994



Ref:     21 USC 812 (Schedules of controlled substances)

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

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:240, 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, 6-28-90, 12-17-92


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board