DEAA-AP: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace

  • The West Fargo School District enforces the Drug-Free Workplace Act. The District prohibits employees from unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using a controlled substance or alcohol on district property and grounds, in any vehicle belonging to the District, and at any school-related activity.


    The Superintendent shall create an employee drug-free awareness program in accordance with federal law.


    The Superintendent shall give a copy of this policy to each employee and maintain documentation of receipt of this information.


    As a condition of employment, each employee shall agree to abide by this policy and notify the Superintendent of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction. The Superintendent, in accordance with law, will notify the appropriate federal agency after receiving any notice of a conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace. An employee is also required to inform his/her immediate supervisor when the employee’s ability to perform job duties is impaired due to on- or off-duty controlled substance use.


    Violations of this policy may result in the following:

    1. Mandatory participation in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and/or a rehabilitation program.
    2. Unpaid leave or suspension.
    3. Termination of employment.  Due process procedures shall be followed prior to termination, if applicable.
    4. Notification of proper law enforcement authorities.


    The Board recognizes that alcohol and drug addiction is a treatable disease and that early intervention and support improve the success of rehabilitation. The District shall offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to assist in rehabilitation and intervention efforts.  Use of the EAP will not jeopardize employment or promotion opportunities. Treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction may be covered by the employee benefit plan; however, the ultimate financial responsibility for this treatment belongs to the employee.


    All information received by the District as a result of this policy is confidential. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know.

    Adopted: 04/08/91

    Reviewed: 22/22/22

    Revised: 06/27/11