Drug Free Workplace Policy
Missoula County Public Schools has a responsibility to students, employees and the general public to ensure a safe and efficient work environment. To satisfy this responsibility, MCPS must make a good faith effort to ensure a work environment which is free from the effects of drugs, alcohol, or other job-impairing substances.
Missoula County Public Schools places a priority on assisting employees who have drug and alcohol abuse problems or other addiction problems through counseling and referrals to confidential treatment programs through health insurance providers.
Missoula County Public Schools shall conduct a program of communications and staff development for employees to create an awareness of its drug-free workplace policy; to provide information of the dangers and detrimental effects of drug and alcohol abuse, to develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement this drug-free workplace policy.
No employee - during the duty, at the work site, or at times of other assigned responsibilities - shall have in his/her personal possession any illegal drug or controlled substance.
Any employee who reports to work under the influence of a controlled substance or who consumes alcohol or drugs on work time at the school site or in direct supervision of students, or who is convicted of a drug-related crime, is subject to counseling, including assessment and treatment, disciplinary action, which may include termination, following State Statute and/or applicable articles of collectively bargained agreement.
Any employee who is convicted of any criminal violation for the manufacture, distribution, or dispersal of any controlled substance, shall notify the superintendent or designee of such no later than five days after such conviction.
All employee shall abide by the terms of this policy.