Policy – x
Adopted – 7/16/1998
***Note: The federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 (49 U.S.C. 2717) requires that all persons subject to commercial driver’s license requirements be tested for alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates (including heroin) and phencyclidine (PCP). The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 382.601 mandates policy and procedures on this topic. Actions taken based on test results may be subject to negotiation; districts should seek legal counsel in this regard.***
The Governing Board desires to take all possible steps to ensure transportation safety for district students and staff. The Superintendent or designee shall establish a drug and alcohol testing program for all school bus drivers and any other employees who hold a commercial driver’s license which is necessary to perform duties related to their employment with the district. This program shall be designed to fulfill the requirements of federal law and regulations.
Drivers who test positive for alcohol or drugs shall be removed from safety-sensitive functions and subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal in accordance with administrative regulations.
EC 35160, VEHICLE CODE 34500, 34501.12, 35520; US CODE, TITLE 49 2717; CODE OF FED REGS, TITLE 49 40, 382, 395.
CSBA Date – 2/96